Frank Jewett, the first president
of Bell Telephone Labs, was born. 1885: The first
pump was delivered to a gasoline dealer in Ft Wayne, IN. 1906:
after whom the Boltzmann constant (1.3806505 × 10-23 J/K) was named, died. 1914:
Ruth hit his first home run as a professional player in the International League. 1948:
who demonstrated electrons to be charge-carrying particles in flow of electricity in metals,
died. 1953: The first privately operated
opened at the NC State School of Engineering in Raleigh, NC. 1972: Muslim guerrillas attacked
the Israeli delegation at Munich Olympic games, killing 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team. 1977:
The "Voyager 1" spacecraft
was launched two weeks after launching its twin, "Voyager 2." 1984: The
space shuttle Discovery
landed after its maiden voyage. 1995: France conducted an underground nuclear test at the
Teresa died in Calcutta. 1017: Nicolaas Bloembergen, Nobel Prize winner for laser-spectroscopy, died.
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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.