Old Farmer's Almanac was
first published. 1844:
Karl Benz, a German mechanical engineer who designed built the world's first practical
auto powered by an internal-combustion engine, was born. 1905: The first U.S. advertisement
for a complete radio set, the "Telimco Wireless Telegraph Outfit," appeared in this day's issue of Scientific
American. 1920: The first play-by-play broadcast of a football game (between the University
of Texas and Texas A&M) was aired in College Station, TX. 1948: Cable television was invented
by Ed Parsons. 1958: Charles Kettering, co-founder of Delco Products and inventor of the electric
starter and spark plugs for cars, died. 1973: The maximum speed limit in the U.S. was cut
to 55 mph as an energy conservation measure during oil embargo. 1975:
granted a patent for a "diagnostic X-ray systems," known as CAT scans.
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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.