Pall Mall became the
first street to be illuminated by gaslight. 1878: The first
telephone switchboard was installed in New Haven, CT. 1884: Swiss physicist
who pioneered high altitude balloon and deep sea vehicle research, was born. 1886:
Yagi, inventor of the antenna bearing his name, was born. 1915: The
U.S. Coast Guard was created
by an act of Congress. 1960: The first wire
photograph bounced off the moon by the U.S. Navy was transmitted
from Hawaii and received at Washington, D.C. 1986: The space shuttle
exploded 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, killing all seven crew members:
flight commander Francis R. "Dick" Scobee; pilot
J. Smith; Ronald E. McNair;
S. Onizuka; Judith A. Resnik;
Jarvis; and schoolteacher
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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.