endower of the university named after him, was born. 1942:
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. 1961: The
Venera 1 spacecraft became the first manmade object to fly past a planet
(Venus). 1964: The State Department disclosed that 40
microphones 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
Chet Fleming was issued a patent for "keeping a head alive." 1998:
Millions of pagers went silent when the
Galaxy IV 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: "Star 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.