1852: Sir William Ramsay, was the chemist who discovered the inert gases - neon, krypton and xenon, and co-discovered argon, radon, calcium and barium, was born. 1901: Charles Draper, considered to be "the father of inertial navigation," was born. 1906: Willy Ley, founder of the German Rocket Society, was born. 1917: Elmer Perry received a patent for his gyrocompass. 1927: Svante Arrhenius, whose famous equation relating temperature change to chemical reactions and is applied to semiconductor lifetime acceleration, died. 1940: Freelan Stanley, famous for his Stanley Steamer automobile, died. 1950: "Peanuts," the comic strip (my personal favorite) created by Charles M. Schulz, was published for the first time in seven newspapers as "Li'l Folks." 1990: Radio Berlin International made its final broadcast.
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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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