1656: English astronomer
Edmond Halley, who discovered the comet that now bears his name,
was born. 1881: French aircraft designer
Robert Esnault-Pelterie, who developed the concept of ailerons,
was born. 1895:
Wilhelm Roentgen discovered x-rays ("x" stood for "unknown")
during an experiment. 1904: Harvey Hubbell received the first patent
detachable electric plug/receptacle pair. 1910: William Frost
received the first patent for an "electric
insect destroyer," aka, a bug zapper. 1918: Lawrence Glendenin,
promethium (Pm, 61), was born. 1923:
Jack Kilby, inventor of the integrated circuit, was born. 1942:
Torch," a British-American invasion into French North Africa,
commenced. 1978: Classic American painter
Norman Rockwell died. 1984:
Anna Fisher became the first "mom" to go into orbit onboard
the STS-51A flight of the the second flight of the orbiter Discovery.
(copyright owned by Google)
This is Google's homepage logo for
the anniversary of Wilhelm Roentgen's discovery of x-rays.
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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.