1846: German astronomer
discovered Neptune after only an hour of searching. 1861:
the German engineer and industrialist who was invented the spark plug and magneto,
was born. 1869:
Typhoid Mary (Mary Mallon), famous for spreading typhoid fever in NY, was born.
Le Verrier, who calculated the likely position of Neptune so closely that it
took Johan Galle only an hour of search to find, died. 1879: Richard Rhodes invented
the audiophone, the first hearing aid. 1913:
Garros made the first airplane flight across the Mediterranean Sea. 1930:
Flashbulbs were patented by Johannes Ostermeier. 1938: A time
capsule, to be opened in 6939, was buried at
World's Fair in New York City. 1960:
inventor of the neon light, died. 1962: "The Jetsons" premiered on ABC-TV, being the first program on the
network to be carried in color. 1970: IBM announced the
System 370 computer. 1981: President Reagan announce plans for
Radio Marti to broadcast to the people of Cuba. 2002:
browser was first released as Phoenix. 2018: Britain
Charles K. Kao, "the
father of fiber optic communications," 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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