June 291868: George Ellery Hale, responsible for the 200-inch telescope bearing his name on Palomar Mountain, was born. 1888: Professor Frederick Treves performed the first appendectomy in England. 1925: Marvin Pipkin filed for a patent for the frosted electric light bulb. 1954: The Atomic Energy Commission voted 4:1 against reinstating Dr. Robert Oppenheimer's access to classified information. 1961: The first triple launch of satellites on a single rocket (Transit 4A) was made at Cape Canaveral. 1964: The first remote control television went on sale. 1986: Billionaire Richard Branson set a new speed record for crossing the Atlantic. 1995: The Atlantis Shuttle and the Russian space station Mir docked, forming the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth.
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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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