Volta announced his invention of the electric battery. 1856: American inventor and
engineer Frederick Taylor, known as the father of scientific management, was
born. 1886: America's first demonstration of the
AC power system provided lighting along Main Street at Great Barrington,
MA. 1900: Nikola Tesla received a patent for the wireless transmission of electric
power. 1916: Albert Einstein's
Theory of General Relativity was published in Annalen der Physik.
1925: David Ronald de Mey Warren, the Australian scientist who invented the flight data
recorder (or "black box"), was born. 1934: The first test of a practical radar apparatus
was made by Rudolf Kuhnold in Kiel Harbour, Germany. 1993: Nobel physicist
Polykarp Kusch, who determined that the magnetic moment of the electron
is greater than its theoretical value, died. 1954: Newspaper vending machines became
big news as the first one was introduced in Columbia, Pennsylvania. 1995: In Tokyo, 12
people were killed, more than 5,500 others sickened when terrorists released packages
containing the poisonous gas
five separate subway trains. 2003: The Iraq war began.
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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.