established a regular army. 1901: Italian-born Nobel physicist
Enrico Fermi was born. 1913: Rudolf Diesel, German thermal engineer who invented the
internal-combustion engine that bears his name, died. 1914: A patent for a "Phonograph Record" was granted to Thomas Edison. 1915: The first
telephone demonstration was given in New York City, where speech was transmitted via Arlington,
VA to Mare Island at San Francisco, CA. 1925:
Paul MacCready, designer of the Gossamer series of human and solar powered
aircraft, was born. 1946: "The Adventures
of Sam Spade" debuted on CBS Radio. 1950: General MacArthur's troops liberated
Korea. 1990: The California Air Resources Board adopted the
Zero Emission Vehicle
(ZEV) mandate requiring 2% of vehicles beginning in 1998 (rising to 5% in 2001, 10% in 2003)
must have no exhaust emissions. 2015:
National Coffee Day established in U.S.
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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.