Richter, who discovered law of equivalent proportions, was born. 1876:
Graham Bell made the successful call with the telephone, when he spoke the words
"Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you." 1880: The
Salvation Army began operation in the U.S. 1902:
Alec Harley Reeves, inventor
of pulse coded modulation (PCM), was born. 1948:
Herbert H. Hoover became the first civilian pilot to exceed the speed
of sound in the Bell X-1 research aircraft at Edwards AFB, CA. 1971: The U.S. Senate
approved an amendment to lower the
voting age to 18. 1977: The rings of
were discovered. 1982: A rare syzygy occurred where all 9 planets aligned on same side of Sun. 2000:
The NASDAQ index
peaked at its final high 5,132.52, signaling the end of the Dot-Com boom. 2006: NASA's
Reconnaissance Orbiter arrived at Mars.
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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.