U.S. Postal System
was established by the 2nd Continental Congress of the United States, with
appointed as the first Postmaster General. 1895: Pierre Curie married
Marie Sklodowska (Curie) in Sceaux, France. 1916:
John Whinnery, co-author of the classic "Fields and Waves in Communication
Electronics" book, was born. 1921:
pioneer talk radio host, raconteur, and amateur radio operator (K2ORS), was born. 1926:
Joseph Engelberger, co-inventor of
first industrial robot, was born. 1945:
Winston Churchill was defeated by the Labour party's
1947: The U.S. Department of Defense was established by the
Security Act of 1947. 1963: NASA launched
Syncom 2, the first successful geosynchronous orbit at 22,300 miles
altitude. 1969: Scientists had a first look at the 46 pounds of rocks that
astronauts brought back from the moon. 1984:
The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson became the first network
television show to be broadcast in stereo. 1998:
announced they were forming a joint venture.
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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.