Celsius, after whom the temperature scale is named, was born. 1871: Italian physicist
who invented the Giorgi system of measurement that introduced electrical resistance (mksΩ,
precursor to the SI), was born. 1873:
de La Rive, who pioneered the electrochemical theory of batteries, died. 1894: Japanese
industrialist Konosuke Matsushita, founder of Panasonic, was born. 1897: Andrew Beard
received a patent for a revolutionary rail car coupling device he called the
1901: Auto maker Clement
Studebaker, the world's largest producer of horse-drawn vehicles, died. 1923: The
first transatlantic two-way shortwave contact between amateur radio operators occurred between
American Fred Schnell and Frenchman Leon Deloy. 1951: The first rocket intercept of an
airplane was made with a
missile at White Sands, NM. 1963: The first flight of a space vehicle powered by liquid
hydrogen and liquid oxygen fuel combination (Centaur II) took place. 1990: Britain's Conservatives chose
John Major to succeed
as party leader, paving the way for his appointment as prime minister. 2007:
Saffir, developer of the hurricane intensity scale.
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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
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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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