, of airplane fame, was born. 1912:
became the first woman to fly across the English Channel. 1921:
, America's first woman to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry,
was born. 1935:
Fibber McGee and Molly
premiered on NBC radio. 1946: The U.S.
launched its first captured German
at White Sands, NM. 1956: The first solar powered
radios went on sale. 1958: English chemist
who made the image of the DNA helix structure, died. 1972:
blasted off on a voyage to the moon. 1976: The
probe made what was then the closest ever approach
to the sun at 27 million miles. 1987: The U.S. Patent Office began
allowing the patenting of new animals created by
. 1999: President Clinton defended NATO air
strikes against Serbian targets, saying U.S. involvement in Kosovo
was a moral imperative.
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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.