Stock Exchange was founded at 70 Wall Street by 24 brokers. 1836:
Sir Joseph Lockyer, who co-discovered the element helium in the sun's
spectrum, was born. 1865: The first International Telegraph Convention was signed in
Paris by the 20 founding member, giving birth to the
Telegraph Union ("ITU" - later the International Telecommunication Union), Morse
code in postage stamp is •• - ••-
= ITU. 1868: Automobile maker
was born. 1886: American agriculturist and engineer
John Deere died.
1890: Comic Cuts,
the first British weekly comic paper, was published. 1943: The famous
Dambusters raid on key German dams occurred. 1955: The highly classified
patent for the first
atomic pile was issued 11 years after application. 1978: Philips announced
the coming of the compact disc (CD). 1997: The first flight of the
NASA/Boeing X-36 tailless fighter occurred.
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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.