Wilbur Wright, of airplane
fame, was born. 1912: Harriet Quimby
became the first woman to fly across the English Channel. 1921:
Marie Daly, 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
rocket at White Sands, NM. 1956: The first solar powered radios went on sale. 1958:
English chemist Rosalind
Franklin, who made the image of the DNA helix structure, died. 1972:
Apollo 16 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. 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. Fair Use
laws permit small samples of copyrighted content.