1814: French physician
after whom the guillotine is named, died. 1854:
Frederick Langenheim took the first photograph of a solar eclipse.
1865: Thomas Hancock, who founded the British rubber industry, died. 1923:
The BBC began its
weather broadcasting service. 1932:
founder of Cadillac Motors, died. 1936: The glass mirror blank for the
200" Hale telescope began its journey to California. 1937:
Fred Maytag, a pioneer
of automatic washing machines, died. 1949:
who took the first photograph of
Earth showing its curvature, died. 1953:
Dr. Jonas Salk announced his vaccine for polio. 1973: Women were allowed
on the trading floor of the
London Stock Exchange for the first time. 1973:
Larry Edward Page,
co-founder of Google, was born. 1974:
of radar development and Franck-Condon fame, died. 1996: Electrical engineer and entrepreneur
who co-founded the Hewlett-Packard Company, died.
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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.
Fair Use laws permit
small samples of copyrighted content.