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. 1946: 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,
died. 1960: Pioneer 5 was
launched into solar orbit between Earth and Venus. 1971:
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. Fair Use
laws permit small samples of copyrighted content.