University was inaugurated in Ithaca, NY. 1885: Nobel Prize
Niels Bohr, developer of the planetary Bohr atomic model, was
born. 1931: The U.S. Army first tested the famous
Norden bomb sight. 1939:
Sir Harold Kroto, Nobel Prize winner for the co-discovery of
carbon Fullerenes, was born. 1940: The U.S. Postal Service issued
commemorating cotton gin inventor
Willis Carrier, inventor of the first practical air conditioning
system, manufactured weather," died. 1956:
Clarence Birdseye, inventor of deep freezing food and inventor
of the TV dinner, died. 1959: The dark* far side of the Moon was
photographed for the first time and pictures relayed back to Earth
Luna E-3 spacecraft. 1985: Four Palestinian terrorists hijacked
the Italian cruise ship
Achille Lauro of the coast of Egypt, and pushed a wheelchair-bound
passenger overboard. 2003: Arnold "the Governator"
Schwarzenegger was elected as governor of CA.
* Note: There is no 'dark' side of the moon since
at any given time fully half of the moon is illuminated by the sun,
in the same
manner as half the Earth is illuminated, depending on its orientation
toward the sun. The meaning of 'dark' as applied
to the far side of the moon, which always faces away from Earth,
can be taken as per
4 a : not clear to the understanding
b : not known or explored because of remoteness
| Feb | Mar |
Apr | May |
Jun | Jul |
Aug | Sep |
Oct | Nov |
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.