F.B. Morse, developer of Morse Code, died. 1872:
George Brayton received a patent for the first commercial gas-powered
engine. 1875: Walter Chrysler, founder of the Chrysler Corporation, was born. 1910: Karl Harris
perfected the process for the artificial synthesis of rubber. 1932:
paid $50k ransom in a New York cemetery to a man who promised to return his kidnapped
son, who was never found. 1934: Set theory mathematician
Cohen was born. 1968: 2001: A Space Odyssey premiered in the U.S. 1978: Velcro was put on
the market. 1987: IBM introduced PS/2 & OS/2. 1987: Microsoft introduced Windows
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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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small samples of copyrighted content.