1814: French physician
, after whom the guillotine is named, died.
took the first photograph of a solar eclipse.
, who founded the British rubber industry, died.
1923: The BBC began its
, founder of Cadillac Motors, died. 1937:
, a pioneer of automatic washing machines, died. 1949:
, who took the first photograph of
showing its curvature, died. 1953:
Dr. Jonas Salk
announced his vaccine for polio. 1973: Women
were allowed on the trading floor of the
London Stock Exchange
for the first time. 1974:
, of radar development and Franck-Condon fame,
died. 1996: Electrical engineer and entrepreneur
, who co-founded the Hewlett-Packard Company, died.
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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.