1623: Child prodigy and mathematical
Blaise Pascal was born. 1851:
Silvanus Thompson, authority on electricity, magnetism and acoustics,
was born. 1900:
Michael Pupin was granted a patent for reducing signal attenuation
on a cable , enabling long distance telephony. 1910: The first airship
passengers flew aboard the zeppelin
LZ7 Deutschland. 1931: Installation was completed on the first
commercial doors operated by photoelectric cell. 1934: The U.S.
Congress established the
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which replaced the
Federal Radio Commission (FRC). 1953:
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed at Sing Sing Prison
in Ossining, NY, having been convicted of conspiring to pass U.S.
atomic secrets to the Soviet Union. 1970: The
Patent Cooperation Treaty was signed.1977: The
Trans-Alaska Pipeline began carrying oil from the Arctic Ocean
to Prince William Sound. 2007: NASA astronaut
Suni Williams set a new record for time in space by a female
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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.