Hale, responsible for the 200-inch telescope bearing his name on Palomar Mountain,
was born. 1888: Professor Frederick Treves performed the first
appendectomy in England. 1925: Marvin Pipkin filed for a patent for
frosted electric light bulb. 1954: The Atomic Energy Commission voted
4:1 against reinstating Dr. Robert Oppenheimer's access to classified information. 1961:
The first triple launch of satellites on a single rocket (Transit 4A) was made at Cape Canaveral. 1964: The first remote control
television went on sale. 1986: Billionaire
Richard Branson set a new speed record for crossing the Atlantic. 1995:
Atlantis Shuttle and the Russian space station Mir docked, forming
the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth.
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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.