Sir William Ramsay, was the chemist who discovered the inert
gases - neon, krypton and xenon, and co-discovered argon, radon,
calcium and barium, was born. 1901:
Charles Draper, considered to be "the father of inertial navigation,"
was born. 1906:
Willy Ley, founder of the German Rocket Society, was born. 1917:
Elmer Perry received a patent for his
Svante Arrhenius, whose famous
equation relating temperature change to chemical reactions and
is applied to semiconductor lifetime acceleration, died. 1940: Freelan
Stanley, famous for his
Steamer automobile, died. 1950: "Peanuts,"
the comic strip (my personal favorite) created by
Schulz, was published for the first time in seven newspapers
as "Li'l Folks." 1990:
Radio Berlin International made its final broadcast.
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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.
significant historical events and
dates for inclusion in these lists. I will be glad to include your name and birthday. Please do not submit your death
date ;-) A couple 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.