Christian Schönbein, who discovered and named
ozone (O3) for its peculiar
smell (ozo is Greek for smell), was born. 1876: The state of
Alaska was officially transferred to America by
Russia. 1871: English mathematician
whose difference engine is considered the first programmable calculator, died. 1892: The first
long-distance telephone line was opened between Chicago and New York. 1922: The
Company was formed, and five years later became the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
1931: American inventor Thomas
Alva Edison died at age 84. 1945: The
Military Tribunal portion of the Nazi War Crimes trial opened in Nuremberg. 1954: TI announced
the world's first transistor radio, the
Regency TR-1. 1959:
The USSR announced an unmanned space vehicle,
Luna 3, had taken
first pictures of far side of the moon. 1962:
Dr. James Watson of the U.S.,
Dr. Francis Crick &
Dr. Maurice Wilkins of U.K. won the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology
for work in determining double-helix molecular structure of DNA. 2004: Scientists at UC Irvine
announced the development of the world's longest electrically conducting
2006: Microsoft released
Internet Explorer 7. 2012: Antennalyzer inventor
Wendell C. Morrison 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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