1818: Mary Shelly's Frankenstein was first published. 1920: Nicolaas Bloembergen, Nobel Prize winner for laser-spectroscopy, was born. 1942: General Douglas McArthur made his famous "I shall return," remark when leaving the Philippines. 1948: The Audio Engineering Society held its first meeting. 1955: Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin, died. 1957: U.S. explorer, and the first to make a flight over the North Pole, Richard Byrd, died. 1960: Pioneer 5 was launched into solar orbit between Earth and Venus. 1971: Philo Farnsworth, credited with inventing the first successful television system, died. 1986: 1 million days had passed since traditional foundation of Rome, 4/21/753 BC. 2002: Twin towers of light began beaming from 'Ground Zero' to memorialize the 9/11/2001 victims. 2004: Muslim extremist terrorists murdered 191 people on a Madrid train using 10 bombs.
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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.
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