April Fool's Day. 1826: Samuel Mory patented the internal combustion
Francis Galton published the first newspaper weather map in
The Times of London. 1918: England's Royal Flying Corps was replaced
Royal Air Force. 1931:
Norman Abramson, who developed the ALOHANET, the forerunner
to the Ethernet, was born. 1938: The first commercially successful
fluorescent lamps were introduced. 1957: The BBC broadcasted a spoof
spaghetti crops in Switzerland. 1960:
TIROS-1, the first weather satellite, was launched from Cape
Apple Computer began operations. 1981: Russia adopted
Daylight Savings Time. 1986 World
oil prices dipped below $10 a barrel. 1999: Britain introduced
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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.