Stromeyer, discoverer of cadmium, was born. 1835:
who missed being labeled as the inventor of the telephone by mere hours when
Alexander Graham Bell beat him to the patent office, was born. 1880:
Greenwich Mean Time
(GMT) was adopted officially by the British Parliament. 1865: The Trans Atlantic Cable
being laid by SS Great Eastern snapped and was lost. 1909: The
Army Air Corps formed as Army took
their first delivery from
Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, died. 1927: Harold Black invented the
negative feedback amplifier. 1936: Airplane designer
died. 1939: Albert Einstein signed a letter to President Franklin Roosevelt urging creation
of an atomic weapons research program. 1964: The Pentagon reported the
first of two attacks on U.S. destroyers by North Vietnamese torpedo boats in the
Gulf of Tonkin.
1984: The Peanuts comic strip was
picked up by the Daily Times in Portsmouth, OH, making it the first comic strip to appear
in 2,000 newspapers. 1990: Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait and set the stage for
Operation Desert Storm.
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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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