discoverer of the element
yttrium (the Y in YIG), was born. 1765: German physicist
Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger, inventor of the gyroscope,
was born. 1900: Hungarian Nobel physicist
Dennis Gabor, inventor of holography, was born. 1933: The United
States went off the
gold standard. 1938: The Bell Labs "Voder" became the first machine
to produce intelligible speech-like sounds. 1985: General Motors agreed to buy
Hughes Aircraft for more than $5 billion. 1977: The first successful
personal computer, the Apple II, went on sale.
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historical tidbits have been collected from various sources, mostly on the Internet.
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this article, there
is a lot of wrong information that is repeated hundreds of times because most websites
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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
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