hydrogen fusion bomb (H-bomb) was publicly announced by U.S. President
Truman. 1954: American electrical engineer
a pioneer in radio communications and electronic theory and inventor of the CW transmitter,
regenerative & superheterodyne circuits, and frequency modulation, died. 1958: The
U.S. entered the space age by launching the first successful orbiting satellite,
Explorer 1, almost
four months after the launch of Sputnik by the USSR. 1958: James Van Allen's theory of
the presence of what became known as the
Radiation Belt was confirmed by Explorer 1. 1961:
the chimpanzee became the first primate in space when launched aboard a Mercury-Redstone
2 rocket. 1971:
Apollo 14 blasted off for the moon. 1983: British drivers were first
required to "buckle-up." 2000:
opened its first restaurant in Moscow. 2005:
SBC Communications on announced plans to acquire AT&T for $16
billion. 2011: Helicopter and guitar pioneer
Charles Kaman died.
| Feb | Mar |
Apr | May |
Jun | Jul |
Aug | Sep |
Oct | Nov |
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.
Fair Use laws permit
small samples of copyrighted content.