1824 German physicist
, who formulated
of current and voltage in closed circuits,
was born. 1831: Auto maker
, the world's largest producer of horse-drawn
vehicles, was born. 1894:
was sold in bottles for the first time. 1914:
, founder of Westinghouse Electric Company
and inventor of railway braking systems, died. 1923: Astronaut
the only man to fly in Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spaceships, was
born. 1925: Japanese Nobel laureate
, who pioneered work on electrons tunneling in solids,
was born. 1929: G.L. Pierce received a patent for the
. 1942: Nobel laureate
Sir William Bragg
, after whom Bragg's Law of diffraction is
named, died. 1951:
Dennis the Menace
first appeared in the funny pages. 1970: U.S.
Senate voted to lower the
from 21 to 18 years old. 1998: Astronomers debunked
a warning that a mile-wide
might collide with Earth on 10/26/2028, saying the
calculations were off by 600,000 miles.
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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.