1522: Magellan's ship,
Vittoria, returned to Spain after first round-the-world trip.
1766: John Dalton,
known as one of the fathers of modern physical science and formulated the Atomic
Theory, was born. 1803: John Dalton introduced
atomic symbols. 1857:
Johann Schweigger, the physicist who invented the galvanometer,
died. 1879: The
Edison Telephony Company of London Ltd began operating the first
public exchange. 1899:
Carnation processed its first can of evaporated milk. 1901: Microwave
Ernst Weber was born. 1908:
Louis Essen, who invented the quartz crystal ring clock and the
first practical atomic clock, was born. 1947: The aircraft carrier Midway test-fired
a captured German V-2
rocket from its deck. 1952:
Canadian television broadcasting began in Montreal. 1970: Arthur
Herrington, designer of the famous
Jeep, died. 1976: Soviet pilot
Victor Belenko landed his MIG-25 in Tokyo and asked for political
asylum in the United States. 1995: Baltimore Orioles shortstop
Cal Ripken broke
Lou Gehrig's record by playing
his 2,13first consecutive game.
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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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