1737: Italian physician
, after whom the word "galvanic" is named, was
born. 1776: The 2nd Continental Congress replaced "United
" with the "United States." 1839:
took the first glass plate photograph. 1890:
, the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, was born (he
was not a colonel). 1914:
, who introduced a theorem that assigns a value
to the rate of flow of electromagnetic energy known as the
, was born. 1926: The
National Broadcasting Company
(NBC) was created by the
Radio Corporation of America
, developer of the "C" programming language, was born.
1942: Japan dropped
over Oregon in an unsuccessful attempt to set fire
to the forests in Oregon and Washington. 1945: The first "bug" in
a computer program was discovered by
- a moth was removed with tweezers from a relay
and taped into the log. 1975: NASA launched the
spacecraft to Mars. 1982: The world's first private rocket,
", was launched. 2003:
, "father of the H-bomb," 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.