Washington and Congress authorized creation of the U.S. Navy. 1845:
Wilhelm Röntgen, discoverer of x-rays, was born. 1855:
Sir Alfred Ewing,
the physicist who discovered and named hysteresis, was born. 1855: Abraham Gesner received
the first patent for
kerosene. 1863: Sir Henry Royce, half of the Rolls Royce team that builds automobiles
and airplane engines, was born. 1899: The first
radio transmission between England and France was achieved by the Italian inventor
G. Marconi. 1910: John Pierce, communications engineer, scientist, and father of the
communications satellite, was born. 1932: Station
article re wrong date) made the first radio broadcast from a moving train. 1968:
Russian cosmonaut Yuri
Gagarin, the first human in space, died. 1990: The U.S. began broadcasting
TV Martí to
Cuba. 1994: A tokamak
at the Princeton
Plasma Physics Lab generated the highest temperature ever recorded at 510M °C. 2002:
The Passover Massacre,
committed by a Palestinian homicide bomber killed 30 Israeli civilians. 2007: Nobel Laureate
Lauterbur, who was the co-developer of magnetic resonance imaging, 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.
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small samples of copyrighted content.