, after whom the absolute temperature scale is named,
was born. 1898: German aircraft engineer
was born. 1902:
, designer of the Lear Jet, was born. 1910:
, inventor of Teflon, was born. 1911:
Sir Frederic Williams
, co-inventor of the CRT (the "Williams-Kilburn
tube"), was born. 1948: The
began as the U.S., Britain and France started
ferrying supplies to the isolated western sector of Berlin. 1974:
A package of Wrigley's chewing gum with a bar code printed on it
passed over a scanner in Troy, OH, becoming the first product ever
logged under the new
computerized recognition system. 1976: The
in Toronto, Canada, was opened as the world's tallest
free-standing structure, at a height of 1815 feet 5 inches. 2000:
Rival scientific teams completed the first rough map of the human
genetic code after a ten-year race.
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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.