Frank Conrad, owner of more than 200 patents, developer the first
commercial radio station, and coiner of the term "broadcast," was born. 1927: The first
U.S. balloon flight to exceed an altitude of 40,000-ft was made by
Gray. 1942: The
Battle of the Coral Sea, the first sea battle to be fought entirely
from the air, commenced between American and Japanese carriers. 1967: The
Lunar Orbiter 4
was launched. 1977: Star
Wars Day celebrates the beginning of an era - "May the 4th Be with You." 1979: Conservative
Margaret Thatcher was chosen to become Britain's first female prime
minister as the Tories ousted the incumbent Labor government in parliamentary elections.
1997: IBM's Deep Blue computer defeated world chess champion Garry Kasparov. 2000:
The "ILOVEYOU" e-mail virus began its attack on computers worldwide.
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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.