1815: Napoleon was defeated at
Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote. 1939: Co-discoverer
of the radio reflecting properties of the ionosphere in the upper atmosphere (the
layer), and first to apply complex number analysis to AC circuits,
died. 1940: Winston Churchill delivered his "Finest Hour" speech in the House of Commons. 1942: The U.S. Navy
commissioned its first black officer, Harvard University medical student
Bernard Whitfield Robinson, into the Reserves. 1959: The first telecast
received from England was broadcast in the U.S. over NBC-TV. 1965: The first large solid-fuel
rocket - a Titan 3C
- was launched into orbit. 1983:
Ride became the first American woman in space, aboard the space shuttle Challenger.
EU agreed upon its first constitution. 2011: Analog design legend
Bob Pease died.
2014: Stephanie Kwolek, inventor of
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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.