, endower of the college named after him, was born.
Sir Joseph Larmor
, the first to calculate the rate at which
energy is radiated by an accelerated electron, and the first to
explain the splitting of spectrum lines by a magnetic field, died.
spacecraft became the first manmade object to fly past
a planet (Venus). 1964: The State Department disclosed that 40
had been found in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.
1967: The Soviet Union ratified a treaty with the United States
and Britain banning nuclear weapons from outer space. 1987:
was issued a patent for "keeping a head alive."
1998: Millions of pagers went silent when the
satellite began tumbling in its orbit. 1999: "Star
Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
" was released in the U.S.,
setting a new record for opening day sales at 28.5 million. 2005:
Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
" debuted in theaters.
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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.