Old Farmer's Almanac
was first published. 1844: Karl Benz, a German mechanical engineer who designed built the world's
first practical auto powered by an internal-combustion engine, was born. 1905: The first
U.S. advertisement for a complete radio set, the "Telimco Wireless Telegraph Outfit," appeared in this day's issue
of Scientific American. 1920: The first play-by-play broadcast of a football game (between
the University of Texas and Texas A&M) was aired in College Station, TX. 1948: Cable
television was invented by Ed Parsons. 1958:
co-founder of Delco Products and inventor of the electric starter and spark plugs for
cars, died. 1973: The maximum speed limit in the U.S. was cut to 55 mph as an energy
conservation measure during oil embargo. 1975:
Ledley granted a patent for a "diagnostic X-ray systems," known as CAT scans.
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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.