1747: The first in a series of letters from Benjamin Franklin to Peter Collinson was sent regarding his experiments with electricity. 1903: Jean-Maurice-Émile Baudot, who created a telegraphic code that eventually replaced Morse Code, and after whom the term "baud" is named, died. 1905: Cornelius D Ehret received the first patent for a system of frequency modulation (FM). 1905: Ralph Scott received a patent for an electric arc lamp. 1923: James Dewar, inventor of the flask that bears his name, died. 1935: Robert Goddard first used gyroscopes to control a A−5 rocket. 1962: U.S. Air Force announced research into the use of lasers to intercept missiles and satellites. 1979: A nuclear accident occurred inside Unit Two reactor at Three Mile Island plant near Middletown, PA.
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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.
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