Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, who produced the first permanent
photograph, was born. 1790: German astronomer
August Möbius, the mathematician who invented the famous single-sided
strip that bears his name, was born. 1835: American physicist
William Anthony, who developed one of the first electrical engineering
courses in America (at Cornell), was born. 1869: The
Suez Canal opened in Egypt, linking the Mediterranean and the
Red Sea. 1871: The
Rifle Association (NRA) was organized. 1891: Emile Berliner
was issued a patent for a
combined telegraph and telephone. 1906:
Soichiro Honda, who founded the Honda Motor Company, was born.
1962: President JFK dedicated the
Dulles International Airport in VA. 1967:
Surveyor 6 made a six-second flight from its landing site on
the moon - the first lift-off on lunar surface. 1970: A U.S. patent
was issued to
Doug Engelbart for the
computer mouse - an "X-Y Position Indicator for a Display System."
Kiyoshi Ito, a mathematician whose innovative models of random
motion are used today in fields as diverse as finance and biology,
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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.