1604: Johannes Kepler
and other observers saw the appearance of a "new" star in the constellation of Ophiuchus,
which became Supernova 1604.
de La Rive, who pioneered the electrochemical theory of batteries, was born. 1876: The
first two-way telephone
conversation occurred over outdoor wires between Alexander Graham Bell and Watson over
the telegraph line linking Boston and East Cambridge. 1879: Nobel Prize winner
Max Von Laue, who discovered the diffraction of x-rays in crystals, was
born. 1906: Joseph Glidden, inventor of
barbed wire, died. 1930: Aviator
landed in Glendale, CA, to complete the first solo transcontinental flight across the U.S.
by a woman. 1943:
Pieter Zeeman who won Noble Prize in Physics for splitting of spectral
lines (the Zeeman effect), died. 1988:
Wankel, inventor of the pistonless internal combustion engine, died. 1992: The
Meteor, seen from Kentucky to New York, was observed at 7:50 pm EDT, and hit a Chevrolet
Malibu car belonging to Mrs. Michelle Knapp of Wells Street in Peekskill, NY.
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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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