1522: Magellan's ship,
returned to Spain after first round-the-world trip. 1766:
John Dalton, known as
one of the fathers of modern physical science and formulated the Atomic Theory, was born.
1803: John Dalton introduced
atomic symbols. 1857:
Schweigger, the physicist who invented the galvanometer, died. 1879: The
Edison Telephony Company of London Ltd began operating the first public
exchange. 1899: Carnation processed its first can of evaporated milk. 1901: Microwave pioneer
Ernst Weber was born. 1908:
Essen, who invented the quartz crystal ring clock and the first practical atomic clock,
was born. 1947: The aircraft carrier Midway test-fired a captured German
V-2 rocket from its deck.
television broadcasting began in Montreal. 1970: Arthur Herrington, designer of the famous
Jeep, died. 1976: Soviet pilot
landed his MIG-25 in Tokyo and asked for political asylum in the United States. 1995:
Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken
broke Lou Gehrig's record by
playing his 2,13first consecutive game.
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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.