chemist Robert Boyle,
of Boyle's gas law fame, was born. 1812: English mathematician
who held the record for calculating
π to the most
places (707) until the digital computer was developed, was born. 1881: Thomas Edison,
Alexander Graham Bell and others signed an agreement to organize the
Telephone Company. 1915: Alexander Graham Bell inaugurated U.S.
Transcontinental Telephone Line. 1921:
Samuel T. Cohen, designer of the neutron bomb, was born. 1939: The
cyclotron at Columbia
University in New York City split the uranium atom for the first time. 1945: Grand Rapids,
MI, became the first U.S. city to begin
the drinking water. 1970: The movie
in theaters. 1981: The
52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived in the United
States. 2004: The
Opportunity rover returned its first pictures from 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.