Today is 1/2-Way to Christmas. 1903: Marie Curie went before the examination committee for her Ph.D. 1943: William Moggridge, designer of the first laptop computer, was born. 1910: Oceanographer Jacques Cousteau was born. 1951: The first commercial color telecast took place when CBS transmitted a 1-hour special from NY to four other cities. 1970: The U.S. FCC handed down a ruling, making it illegal for radio stations to put telephone calls on the air without the permission of the person being called. 1995: Nobel Prize winner Ernest Walton, co-inventor of the first nuclear particle accelerator, died. 1998: contact was lost with the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO). 1981: Microsoft incorporated.
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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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