Today is the birthday of
Bilbo and Frodo Baggins.
Faraday, who discovered the principle of electromagnetic induction (Faraday's Law), was
born. 1914: A German U-9
submarine sank three British cruisers in the North Sea. 1939: A uranium atom was split for
the first time using the cyclotron at Columbia University. 1949: President Truman announced
that the Soviet Union exploded its first
atomic bomb successfully. 1949:
WFMY TV channel 2 in Greensboro-High
Point, NC, made its first broadcast. 1955: The first commercial television broadcasting began
in Britain by ITV
(Independent Television), ending the BBC's monopoly. 1980: A border conflict between
Iran and Iraq developed
into a full-scale war. 1993: Nolan Ryan threw his last pitch in his final game after tearing a ligament
in his arm.
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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.