Happy 34th Anniversary to my
dear wife, Melanie! 1783: Englishman
William Sturgeon, who devised the first electromagnet capable
of supporting more than its own weight, was born. 1849: Abraham
Lincoln received a patent for the
floating dry dock. 1859:
Arthur Conan Doyle, of
Holmes fame, was born. 1891: The first public motion picture
was shown in Thomas Edison's lab. 1908: The
Wright Brothers registered their flying machine for a U.S. patent.
1973: Robert Metcalfe wrote a memo at Xerox describing a data transfer
protocol for what he termed the "Ethernet."
1983: My dear wife, Melanie (Sue
Goodwin), and I were married - Happy 29th Anniversary! 1990: Microsoft
released Windows 3.0. 1992:
Johnny Carson hosted the "Tonight Show" for the last time, telling
his audience, "I bid you a very heartfelt good night." 1995: Two
new moons were discovered orbiting
Saturn using the Hubble Space Telescope. 2007: The
European Space Policy was formalized as a joint effort between
ESA and the EU.
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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.