discoverer of the principle of self-induction, and after whom the unit of inductance
is named, died. 1884: The
American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) was formed (forerunner
to the IEEE). 1890: Nikola Tesla was issued a patent for a
pyromagneto electric generator. 1912: The
Royal Flying Corps was established its second wing. 1913: Igor Sikorsky
flew the first four engine aircraft. 1918: The first U.S.
stamps were issued with airplanes on them. 1958: The Velcro trademark was registered
for a fabric hook and loop fastener. 1967: Mickey Mantle hit his 500th homerun. 1984:
who determined the way to initiate fusion in a nuclear bomb was to use a fission reaction
to create the necessary compression, died. 1992: Three astronauts from the space shuttle
"Endeavour" captured a wayward Intelsat-6 communications satellite during the first-ever
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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.