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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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.