1788: Optics researcher Augustin Fresnel was born. 1829: Thomas Young, after whom Young's Modulus of elasticity was named, died. 1869: The Transcontinental Railroad was officially completed with the driving of a special "golden spike" during a ceremony at Promontory Point, UT. 1928: The first U.S. television station, WGY, began regular broadcasting. 1933: The Nazis staged massive public book burnings in Germany. 1940: Pacifist Neville Chamberlain was replaced by Winston Churchill. 1960: The USS Triton completed the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe. 1979: A world record 32 MV was generated by the National Electrostatics Corporation, Oak Ridge, TN.
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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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