Cornell University was inaugurated
in Ithaca, NY. 1885: Nobel Prize winner
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 a
stamp commemorating cotton
gin inventor Eli Whitney. 1950:
Willis Carrier, inventor
of the first practical air conditioning system, manufactured weather," died. 1956:
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 by Russia's
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"
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. 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.