Becquerel, who was the first to use electrolysis to recover metals from ores, was
born. 1792: Astronomer Sir John F. W. Herschel, was born. 1809:
Jean-Pierre-François Blanchard, who was the first to fly across the
English Channel (in a balloon), died. 1837: Astrophotographer
was born. 1876: Alexander Graham Bell received a patent (#174,465) for his
The first successful trans-Atlantic radio-telephone conversation took place, between
New York City and London. 1933: The board game
Monopoly was copyrighted. 1936: Adolf Hitler ordered
his troops to march into the
Rhineland, breaking the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact.
1996: The first surfaces of
Pluto were obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope.
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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.