, founder of the Weston Electrical Instrument Company,
was born. 1865: A patent was issued to Richard Gatling for his
. 1882: William Ford was issued a patent for his
. 1893: Thomas Edison exhibited the first public
motion picture (kinetoscope
to an audience in Brooklyn, NY. 1914:
, inventor of the electric arc furnace,
died. 1926: Americans
and Floyd Bennett became the first men to fly an
airplane over the North Pole. 1927:
replaced Melbourne as the capital of Australia. 1931:
, who first accurately measured the speed of
light, died. 1961: Then FCC chairman Newton N. Minow condemned television
programming as a "vast
" in a speech to the National Association of Broadcasters.
was successfully bounced off the Moon for the first time.
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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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