1874: American farmer Joseph Glidden was
awarded a patent for the first
barbed wire. 1903: The first patent for an automobile
electric self-starter was issued to Clyde Coleman of NY City. 1916: Prolific
inventor Sir Hiram
Stevens Maxim, who developed the Maxim (machine) gun and also was the father of ARRL founder
Hiram Percy Maxim, died. 1922:
2012: NiMH Battery Inventor Stanford Ovshinsky was born. 1963:
Lee Harvey Oswald,
the man accused of murdering President Kennedy the day before, was shot to death in a Dallas
police station by Jack Ruby. 1969:
Apollo 12, the second manned moon mission, returned to Earth. 1971:
parachuted from a Northwest Airlines 727 with $200,000 and was never captured or found. 1998:
its acquisition of Netscape and a strategic partnership with Sun Microsystems. 2005:
Round-the-clock drinking in pubs in England and Wales became law.
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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.