, inventor of the temperature scale bearing
his name, was born. 1879: Thomas Edison incorporated the
Telephone Company of Europe
Henry John Heinz
, founder of the J.H. Heinz Company and originator
of the "57 Varieties" slogan, died. 1897: Guglielmo Marconi made
the first communication by wireless telegraph. 1948: The state of
and its provisional government was established. 1957:
following the Suez crisis ended in the U.K.
1963: The first U.S. patent for a "solar
" was issued to Elmer Johnson. 1963: A laser
light beam link carried the first laser TV signal during a
network broadcast on CBS. 1973:
was launched into orbit around Earth as the first U.S. manned
space station. 1978:
, designer of the Lear Jet, died. 1998: "Seinfeld"
aired its final episode after nine years on NBC.
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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.