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:
Robert Ledley 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.