1791: American inventor
who invented the first steam locomotive, named "Tom Thumb," was born. 1804:
Russian physicist who framed Lenz's Law to describe the direction of flow of electric
current generated by a wire moving through a magnetic field, was born. 1935: Robert
Van de Graaff was issued a patent for his
Electrostatic Generator design which could generate direct-current
voltages higher than the 700kV. 1965:
Hammond, Jr., developer of radio remote control, died. 1973: The first four
metric road signs
in the U.S. were erected to post metric distance along Interstate 71 in OH. 1998:
pile-up occurred in Italy, due to fog, causing 4 deaths and 50 injuries. 2000:
Peanuts creator Charles Schulz died in his sleep at his home. 2001:
spacecraft touchdown on 433 Eros, becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
2004: Mattel announced the split-up of
Barbie and Ken.
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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.