Galle, 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 a
rocket-fueled aircraft design. 1934:
made his debut in "The Wise Little Hen."1943: U.S. Congress mandated that employers withhold
income tax on employees (a dark day in history). 1959: The first ballistic
missile carrying submarine, the USS George Washington, 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 Bernard Vonderschmitt died.
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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.