Henry Cavendish, discoverer of hydrogen and nitrogen, was born.
U.S. Naval Academy opened in Annapolis, MD (my hometown). 1846:
Triton, was discovered by
William Lassell. 1892:
Earle Dickson, inventor of the
was born. 1896:
Lester Germer, who along with Clinton Davisson, conducted an
experiment that first demonstrated the wave properties of the electron,
was born. 1911: Henry Ford received a patent for his
automobile transmission. 1923: The first American-built rigid
dirigible was christened in Lakehurst, N.J. as
Shenandoah (daughter of the stars)
- it used helium for buoyancy. 1933: Waldo Semon was awarded a patent
for a method of making plasticized PVC, now known simply as
vinyl. 1970: Separatist gunmen kidnapped the labour and immigration
minister of Quebec. 1980: The
Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope network in NM, was dedicated.
1986: A tiny asteroid, named
3753 Cruithne, was found orbiting the Earth. 1995: World chess
Gary Kasparov won a month-long championship match against Viswanathan
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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.