Augustus De Morgan
, who formulated De Morgan's laws for Boolean
algebra, was born. 1901:
who first used pulsed radio waves to explore the
ionosphere, was born. 1941: The BBC began using the first four notes
Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
as a morale-boosting motif (in Morse
Code, "dit-dit-dit dahhh" stands for the letter "V" as in "Victory").
1950: President Truman ordered the Air Force and Navy into the
. 1954: The world's first
atomic power station
began producing electricity in Obninsk,
USSR. 1962: Ross Perot began
Electronic Data Systems
(EDS). 1976: Palestinian extremists
plane in Greece with 246 passengers and 12 crew onboard.
1978: The first pen with truly erasable ink, the Gillette Eraser
Mate, was invented. 1983:
, who co-piloted the first transatlantic balloon
flight on the
Double Eagle II
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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.