first ten amendments to the Constitution, known as the
Bill of Rights (yes, that includes the 2nd), went into effect following
ratification by the state of Virginia. 1832: French architect
of tower fame, was born. 1836: The
U.S. Patent Office caught
fire and burned to the ground. 1851:
who along with his brother built the first commercially sold automobiles, was born. 1852:
Antoine Becquerel, who discovered radiation (Becquerel rays) from
uranium salts, was born. 1958: Austrian-Swiss Nobel physicist
Wolfgang Pauli, of Exclusion Principal fame, died. 1964: A patent
was granted to
Kenneth Olsen for a
magnetic core memory.
Chernobyl nuclear plant in the Ukraine shut down permanently, 14
years after its catastrophic meltdown. 2001: The
Tower of Pisa reopened to the public after a decade-long restoration.
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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.