1887: German physicist
Kirchhoff's Laws of current and voltage in closed circuits, died. 1919: The
Radio Corporation of America
(RCA) was founded. 1933:
Albert Einstein arrived in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Germany.
1956: Britain's first nuclear power station opened in Calder Hall. 1956: American
the first Black woman in space, was born. 1961: Police killed 210 Algerians in France during
the "Battle of
Paris." 1963: French mathematician
who proved the prime number theorem, died. 1973: 5-month
oil embargo by Arab
states against U.S. and Netherlands began. 1989: A powerful earthquake hit San Francisco,
damaging the Bay
Constantine Metropolis, designer of the MANIAC computer used to develop the atom bomb,
died. 2006: The Census Clock at the Department of Commerce turned over 300,000,000. 2012:
NiMH Battery Inventor Stanford Ovshinsky Died.
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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.