1928: Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in the mold Penicillium notatum. 1940: The German Luftwaffe suffered the loss of 176 planes in the Battle of Britain. 1941: AMP incorporated as Aircraft Marine Products (how many people know that?). 1947: RCA released the 12AX7 vacuum tube to the market (datasheet). 1964: The London's Sun newspaper debuted. 1965: "Lost in Space" premiered. 1978: German aircraft engineer Willy Messerschmitt died. 1982: The first issue of "USA Today" published. 2001: President George W. Bush identified Osama bin Laden as the prime suspect in the 9-11 terrorist attacks.
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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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