From the Guardian/Observer Sept. 26, 2021: Unsung hero: how ‘Mr Radio Philips’ helped thousands flee the Nazis In June 1940, a Dutch salesman, acting as a consul in Lithuania, issued Jewish refugees with pseudo visas to escape Europe. His remarkable story is only now being told.
At SPACEWEATHER.COM an essay about the geomagnetic storm of May 1921 sparked my interest (pun intended.) I went to the California Digital Newspaper Collection a did a search. Below are some of the results: Sacramento Union, 15 May 1921 — ARCTIC LIGHTS VISIBLE IN VALLEY Vagabond of Northern Skies Flashes Brilliantly Over Sacramento. CAUSES WEIRD … [Read more…]
I’ve finished refurbishing this GE J-105 antique tube radio and am 99% happy with the results. My wife and I decided to leave the finish as it was and just clean it up. It did require a new grille cloth but other than some “Restor-a-Finish” and some wax, the exterior is original. The electronics were … [Read more…]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grote_Reber From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Grote Reber Born December 22, 1911 Wheaton, Illinois, United States Died December 20, 2002 (aged 90) Ouse, Tasmania Nationality American Fields Radio astronomy Alma mater Illinois Institute of Technology Known for Pioneering work in radio astronomy Notable awards Elliott Cresson Medal (1963) Grote Reber (December 22, 1911 – December 20, 2002) … [Read more…]