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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small samples of copyrighted content.