Christian Schönbein, who discovered and named
(O3) for its peculiar smell (ozo is Greek for smell), was born.
1876: The state of
Alaska was officially transferred to America by Russia. 1871:
Charles Babbage, whose difference engine is considered the first
programmable calculator, died. 1892: The first long-distance telephone
line was opened between Chicago and New York. 1922: The
British Broadcasting Company was formed, and five years later
became the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). 1931: American
Alva Edison died at age 84. 1945: The
International Military Tribunal portion of the Nazi War Crimes
trial opened in Nuremberg. 1954: TI announced the world's first
transistor radio, the
Regency TR-1. 1959: The USSR announced an unmanned space vehicle,
Luna 3, had taken first pictures of far side of the moon. 1962:
Dr. James Watson of the U.S.,
Dr. Francis Crick &
Dr. Maurice Wilkins of U.K. won the Nobel Prize for Medicine
and Physiology for work in determining double-helix molecular structure
of DNA. 2004: Scientists at UC Irvine announced the development
of the world's longest electrically conducting
nanotubes. 2006: Microsoft released
Internet Explorer 7. 2012: Antennalyzer inventor
Wendell C. Morrison 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.