1887: German physicist
Gustav Kirchhoff, who formulated
Kirchhoff's Laws of current and voltage in closed circuits,
died. 1919: The
Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was created. 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
Mae Jemison, the first Black woman in space, was born. 1961:
Police killed 210 Algerians in France during the "Battle
of Paris." 1963: French mathematician
Jacques-Salomon Hadamard, 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
Nicholas 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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Note: These historical tidbits have been collected from various sources, mostly on the Internet. As detailed in
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.
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. Where available, I like to use images
from postage stamps from the country where the person or event occurred.