American 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 surrender ending
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
communications satellite, which on its tenth orbit
transmitted the first transatlantic TV program seen in color. 1992:
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
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