1846: German astronomer
Johann Galle discovered
Neptune after only an hour of searching. 1861:
Robert Bosch, the German engineer and industrialist who was invented the
spark plug and magneto, was born. 1869: Typhoid Mary (Mary Mallon), famous for spreading typhoid fever in NY, was
born. 1877: Urbain-Jean-Joseph
Le Verrier, who calculated the likely position of Neptune so closely that it took Johan
Galle only an hour of search to find, died. 1879: Richard Rhodes invented the
the first hearing aid. 1913: Roland Garros made the first airplane flight across the Mediterranean Sea.
Flashbulbs were patented by Johannes Ostermeier. 1938: A time capsule, to
be opened in 6939, was buried at
World's Fair in New York City. 1960:
Georges Claude, inventor
of the neon light, died. 1962: "The Jetsons" premiered on ABC-TV, being the first program on the network
to be carried in color. 1970: IBM announced the
System 370 computer. 1981: President Reagan announce plans for
Marti to broadcast to the people of Cuba. 2002:
Mozilla Firefox browser
was first released as Phoenix.
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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.