1604: Johannes Kepler and other observers saw the appearance of a "new" star in the constellation of Ophiuchus, which became Supernova 1604. 1801: Auguste-Arthur de La Rive, who pioneered the electrochemical theory of batteries, was born. 1876: The first two-way telephone conversation occurred over outdoor wires between Alexander Graham Bell and Watson over the telegraph line linking Boston and East Cambridge. 1879: Nobel Prize winner Max Von Laue, who discovered the diffraction of x-rays in crystals, was born. 1906: Joseph Glidden, inventor of barbed wire, died. 1930: Aviator Laura Ingalls landed in Glendale, CA, to complete the first solo transcontinental flight across the U.S. by a woman. 1943: Pieter Zeeman who won Noble Prize in Physics for splitting of spectral lines (the Zeeman effect), died. 1988: Felix Wankel, inventor of the pistonless internal combustion engine, died. 1992: The Great Meteor, seen from Kentucky to New York, was observed at 7:50 pm EDT, and hit a Chevrolet Malibu car belonging to Mrs. Michelle Knapp of Wells Street in Peekskill, NY.
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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.
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