1879: Frank Jewett, the first president of Bell Telephone Labs, was born. 1885: The first gasoline pump was delivered to a gasoline dealer in Ft Wayne, IN. 1906: Ludwig Boltzmann, after whom the Boltzmann constant (1.3806505 × 10-23 J/K) was named, died. 1914: Babe Ruth hit his first home run as a professional player in the International League. 1948: Richard Tolman, who demonstrated electrons to be charge-carrying particles in flow of electricity in metals, died. 1953: The first privately operated atomic reactor 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 Mururoa Atoll. 1997: Mother 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.
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