1862: The first test of
was completed by Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard. 1902: Marie and Pierre Curie isolated
the radioactive element
Ferdinand Braun, who shared a Nobel Prize with Guglielmo Marconi
for the development of wireless telegraphy, died. 1928: English astronomer
Gerald Hawkins, who first identified
Stonehenge as an astronomical
observatory, was born. 1961:
FM stereo multiplex broadcasting was approved by the FCC. 1967:
3 landed on the moon and began sending photos back to the U.S. 1978:
Flight 902 was shot down while in Russian airspace. 1989: The first successful testing
of high-definition TV was announced. 1994: The
WebCrawler search engine, brainchild of
Brian Pinkerton, went online at the University of Washington. 1999: Eric Harris and Dylan
Klebold shot and killed 12 classmates and 1 teacher before taking their own lives at
High School in Littleton, CO.
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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.