1886: John Renshaw Carson, developer of the Carson Rule of FM, BW = 2(Δf + fm), was born. 1886: Henri Moissan's discovery of fluorine gas was announced at the Paris Academy of Science. 1886: The first scheduled Canadian transcontinental passenger train departed from Montreal, Quebec for Port Moody, British, Columbia. 1889: Maria Mitchell, the first professional female astronomer in the U.S., died. 1919: The Treaty of Versailles was signed in France, ending World War I. 1939: Pan American Airways began the first transatlantic passenger air service. 1950: North Korean forces captured Seoul, South Korea. 1960: In Cuba, Fidel Castro confiscated American-owned oil refineries without compensation (Hugo Chavez just did the same in May 2007 - Citgo gas stations are owned by his government). 1965: The first commercial telephone conversation over a satellite took place between America and Europe over Early Bird I. 1976: The first women entered the U.S. Air Force Academy, in CO. 1990: Paperback Software was found guilty of copyright violation for copying the appearance and menu system of Lotus 1-2-3. 1991: Margaret Thatcher announced her retirement from the House of Commons. 2004: The U.S. transferred sovereignty back to Iraq.
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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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