inventor of the mercury thermometer, was born. 1879: Thomas Edison incorporated the
Edison Telephone Company
of Europe. 1919: 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
Israel and its provisional government was established. 1957:
Petrol rationing following the Suez crisis ended in the U.K. 1963:
The first U.S. patent for a "solar airplane vehicle" was issued to Elmer Johnson. 1963: A laser
light beam link carried the first laser TV signal during a network broadcast on CBS.
1973: Skylab 1 was
launched into orbit around Earth as the first U.S. manned space station. 1978:
Lear, 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. 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.