Le Verrier, who calculated the likely position of Neptune so closely that it took
Johan Galle only an hour of search to find, was born. 1881:
Kármán, who designed the Bell X-1 supersonic airplane, was born. 1924: Nobel astronomer
Antony Hewish, the discoverer of pulsars, was born. 1928: Radio station
WGY, in Schenectady, NY, began America's first regularly scheduled TV broadcasts. 1934:
Dust Bowl began with strong winds stripping topsoil off of farm fields in the Great
Plains. 1946: Dr.
Robert Jarvik, inventor of the first artificial heart intended as a permanent replacement
(and married to super genius IQ Marilyn vos Savant), was born. 1951: Jay Forrester filed a patent
application for the
matrix core memory. 1979: The
program was announced. 1997: IBM's
supercomputer defeated Garry Kasparov, becoming the first computer to beat a world-champion
chess player. 1998: A French mint produced the first coins of Europe's single currency:
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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.