George Parker, inventor of the the first successful fountain
pen and founder of the
Parker Pen Company, was born. 1870: The United States
Weather Bureau made its first (and probably
incorrect) meteorological observations. 1884:
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) was officially
adopted. 1922: A
radio license fee of ten shillings was introduced in Great Britain.
Wernher von Braun was installed as head of the German liquid-fuel
rocket program. 1939: The German
Heinkel He 178 made its first demonstration flight before aviation
ministry members. 1952: The United States exploded the
hydrogen bomb at Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands.
1995: Intel introduced the 32-bit
Pentium Pro microprocessor than ran at a blinding 200 MHz. 2005:
Nokia announced it had successfully made cellular calls over
Wi-Fi in its labs.
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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.