Fourier was born. 1861: The Constitution of the Confederate States of America established
a Patent Office. 1877: French aircraft designer
was born. 1915: American inventor and engineer
Taylor, known as the father of scientific management, was born. 1925:
Carl Eilers, the "Father of FM and TV Stereo," was born. 1942: A secret
report (held until after WWII was over) was submitted suggesting the name "plutonium" for
artificial element 94 since it followed neptunium and uranium. 1965:
Martin Luther King, Jr. led the historic 54-mile civil rights march
from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. 1963:
in San Francisco Bay was emptied of its last inmates at the order of Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy. 1991: Leo Fender, inventor of the first solid body electric guitar, died.
1999: A balloon flown by
Brian Jones and Bertrand Piccard achieved the first non-stop round-the-world
| Feb | Mar |
Apr | May |
Jun | Jul |
Aug | Sep |
Oct | Nov |
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.