1788: Optics researcher
Fresnel was born. 1829:
Young, after whom
Modulus of elasticity was named, died. 1869: The Transcontinental Railroad was officially
completed with the driving of a special "golden spike"
during a ceremony at Promontory Point, UT. 1928: The first U.S. television station,
began regular broadcasting. 1933: The Nazis staged massive public
in Germany. 1940: Pacifist Neville Chamberlain was replaced by
Winston Churchill. 1960: The
USS Triton completed the first submerged circumnavigation of the
globe. 1979: A world record 32 MV was generated by the
Corporation, Oak Ridge, TN.
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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.