Medical Association (AMA) was established. 1855:
Oskar von Miller,
who pioneered the electric power industry in Germany, was born. 1909:
inventor of the Polaroid Land Camera, was born. 1942: In the
Battle of the Coral Sea, Japanese and American navies attacked each
other with carrier planes - it was the first time in the history of naval warfare where
two enemy fleets fought without seeing each other. 1945: Germany signed unconditional
World War II (it would take effect the next day). 1952: The concept
of the integrated circuit chip was first published by Geoffrey Dummer. 1963: The U.S.
launched the Telstar
II communications satellite, which on its tenth orbit transmitted the first transatlantic
TV program seen in color. 1992: The
Endeavour space shuttle blasted off on its maiden voyage.
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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.