, the first president of Bell Telephone Labs, was
born. 1885: The first
was delivered to a gasoline dealer in Ft Wayne,
, after whom the Boltzmann constant (1.3806505
× 10-23 J/K) was named, died. 1914:
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
opened at the NC State School of Engineering
in Raleigh, NC. 1972: Muslim guerrillas attacked the Israeli delegation
games, killing 11 members of the Israeli Olympic
team. 1977: The "Voyager
" spacecraft was launched two weeks after launching its twin,
." 1984: The space shuttle
landed after its maiden voyage. 1995: France conducted
an underground nuclear test at the
died in Calcutta.
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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.