discoverer of the Cassini Division between the A and B rings of Saturn, was born. 1834:
Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleev, who developed the Periodic Table and left places for
undiscovered elements, was born. 1906: American physicist
xerography, was born. 1910: The
of America was incorporated. 1916:
Charles Kettering received a patent in for an automobile engine starting
and ignition system. 1922: President Harding had the first
radio installed in the White House. 1974: The third and final crew
of astronauts returned from the
orbiting laboratory. 1979: Hungarian Nobel physicist
Dennis Gabor, inventor of holography, died. 1993: General Motors
sued NBC, alleging that the "Dateline NBC" program had rigged two car-truck crashes to show that
1973-87 GM pickups were prone to fires in side impact crashes (NBC settled the lawsuit
the following day). 1996: The "Telecommunications Act of 1996" authorized the
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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.