1633: The Inquisition released
after having ruled him guilty of heresy two
days earlier. 1880:
, the French mathematician after whom Lissajous
figures are named, was died. 1881:
Sir William Huggins
made the first photographic spectrum of
a comet. 1900: German mathematician
, of filter transfer function fame, was born.
Sir Fred Hoyle
, the astronomer who coined the term "Big Bang,"
was born. 1930: The first
of aircraft took place at Anacostia Air Station,
D.C. 1963: The first demonstration of a home video recorder was
made at the BBC News Studios using the
. 1964: The
Federal Trade Commission
announced that starting in 1965, cigarette
manufactures will be required to include warnings on their packaging
about the harmful effects of smoking. 1968: This was the deadline
dollars for silver bullion. 1969:
, founder of the German Rocket Society, died. 1975: A moon
tremor, caused by a strike of Taurid meteors, was detected by the
seismometer network left on the Moon's surface by Apollo astronauts.
1997: The U.S. Air Force released a report on the "Roswell
," suggesting the alien bodies witnesses reported seeing
in 1947 were actually life-sized dummies.
| Feb | Mar |
Apr | May |
Jun | Jul |
Aug | Sep |
Oct | Nov |
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.