1873: Dr. Lee de Forest, inventor of the Audion tube, was born. 1886: Jerome Hunsaker, who in 1916 was awarded the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) first Ph.D. in aeronautical engineering, was born. 1895: Electricity was first transmitted commercially from the first large-scale utilization of Niagara Falls power. 1929: The first roller coaster built in the U.S. 1938: A tape recorder was used for the first time in the U.S. to send a radio broadcast. 1950: Ransom Olds, founder of Oldsmobile, died. 1957: The first Edsel made by the Ford Motor Company rolled out. 1974: Aviation pioneer Charles Augustus Lindbergh died. 1978: Sigmund Jahn blasted off aboard the Russian Soyuz 31 and became the first German in space. 1998: Nobel laureate Frederick Reines, who discovered the neutrino, died.
| Jan |
Feb | Mar |
Apr | May |
Jun | Jul |
Aug | Sep |
Oct | Nov |
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.
Fair Use laws permit small
samples of copyrighted content.