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1852: 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 gyrocompass. 1927: 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 Stanley Steamer automobile, died. 1950: "Peanuts," the comic strip (my personal favorite) created by Charles M. Schulz, was published for the first time in seven newspapers as "Li'l Folks." 1990: Radio Berlin International made its final broadcast.