Council of Trent
began. 1816: Werner von Siemens, German electrical engineer who helped develop telegraph
industry (and for whom the unit of conductance is named after), was born. 1903: Wright
Brothers made their first flight at Kittyhawk, NC. 1920: first accurate measurement of
the size of a fixed star was made on Betelgeuse and was found to be 260 million miles
in diameter - 150 times larger than the previous measurement. 1934:
Watson, assistant to Alexander Graham Bell, died. 1939: Perkin Elmer incorporated.
1940: French biophysicist Jacques-Arsène d' Arsonval, who invented the reflecting moving-coil
to measure weak electric currents, died. 1962: The first U.S. communications earth satellite
to transmit telephone, television, teleprinter & facsimile signals,
Relay I, was launched.
1990: Tim Berners-Lee launched the World Wide Web. 1994: First meeting of the World Wide
Web (W3) Consortium took place in Cambridge at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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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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