Flag Day in
the U.S. 1736:
Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, after whom the unit of charge is named,
was born. 1832:
Nikolaus Otto, developer of the 4-cycle internal combustion engine, was born. 1834:
The first patent for
sandpaper was issued. 1864:
who discovered the disease named after him, was born. 1922: Warren G. Harding became
the first president heard on radio, as Baltimore station WEAR broadcast his speech dedicating
the Francis Scott Key memorial at Fort McHenry. 1933: The first
lamps were installed in Schenectady, NY. 1940: German forces occupied Paris during
World War II. 1946: Television inventor
John Logie Baird died. 1950: The FBI's "10 Most Wanted Fugitives"
program began. 1951: The
Univac 1 was unveiled in Washington, DC. and dedicated as the world's
first commercial digital computer. 1952: The keel was laid for the first American atomic
submarine, the Nautilus. 1982: Argentina surrendered to Great Britain, ending the
74-day Falkland Islands War. 1989:
Ronald Reagan was given honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth. 1995: A record
13 people were in space simultaneously when the Space Shuttle joined MIR.
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historical tidbits have been collected from various sources, mostly on the Internet.
As detailed in
this article, there
is a lot of wrong information that is repeated hundreds of times because most websites
do not validate with authoritative sources. On RF Cafe, events with
hyperlinks have been verified. Many years ago,
I began commemorating the birthdays of notable people and events with
special RF Cafe logos.
Where available, I like to use images from postage stamps from the country where
the person or event occurred. Images used in the logos are often from open source websites
like Wikipedia, and are specifically credited with a hyperlink back to the source where
possible. Fair Use
laws permit small samples of copyrighted content.