Today is 1/2-Way to Christmas.
1903: Marie Curie went before the examination committee for her Ph.D. 1943:
designer of the first laptop computer, was born. 1951: The first commercial
color telecast took place when CBS transmitted a 1-hour special
from NY to four other cities. 1970: The U.S. FCC handed down a ruling, making it
illegal for radio stations to put telephone calls on the air without the permission
of the person being called. 1995: Nobel Prize winner
Ernest Walton, co-inventor of the first nuclear particle accelerator,
died. 1998: contact was lost with the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO).
1981: Microsoft incorporated.
| 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.