who made the first high altitude measurement of the
and after whom the Violle
standard of luminous intensity was named, was born. 1904: The first true electron tube,
a diode thermionic valve, was
patented in Great Britain by John Ambrose Fleming. 1914: The
Federal Reserve Bank officially opened. 1915: A patent was
issued for the first
Coca-Cola bottle with the trademark curved shape. 1927: The
was commissioned as the Navy's second aircraft carrier. 1965: The Russian
Venera 3 spacecraft, which
became the first to reach the surface of another planet, was launched. 1973: President Nixon
authorized construction of
Pipeline. 1974: The first signal was broadcast into space from the 1,000 foot radio telescope
in Arecibo, Puerto
Rico. 1975: Philip
Mallory, founder of the Mallory battery company, died. 1977:
Close Encounters of the Third Kind opened in theaters. 1984: The space shuttle Discovery,
STS-51-A, returned to Earth
with the first two satellites ever plucked from space. 2004 NASA's
set a new record of Mach 9.6.
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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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