, who was the first to observe Neptune, was born.
1905: Albert Einstein published his analysis of Planck's quantum
theory and its application to light. 1931: Robert H. Goddard patented
made his debut in "The Wise Little Hen."1943: U.S.
Congress mandated that employers withhold
on employees (a dark day in history). 1959: The first
ballistic missile carrying submarine, the
, was launched. 1989: "Star
Trek V: The Final Frontier
," premiered. 1997: The British lease
on New Territories in Hong Kong expired. 2004: Xilinx co-founder
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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.