Today is 1/2-Way
to Christmas. 1903: Marie Curie went before the examination committee for
her Ph.D. 1943:
William Moggridge, designer of the first laptop computer, was born.
1910: Oceanographer Jacques Cousteau was born. 1951: The first commercial
telecast took place when CBS transmitted a 1-hour special from NY to four other cities.
1970: The U.S. FCC handed down a ruling, making it illegal for radio stations to put
telephone calls on the air without the permission of the person being called. 1995: Nobel
Prize winner Ernest Walton, co-inventor of the first nuclear particle accelerator,
died. 1998: contact was lost with the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO). 1981:
| 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. 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.