died. 1843: American engineer Samuel Morey, inventor of the internal combustion engine, died. 1941:
Igor Sikorsky accomplished the first successful helicopter lift-off
from water near Stratford, CT. 1964:
Jerrie Mock became
first woman to fly an airplane solo around the world. 1964: Ford introduced the
Mustang at the New York World's Fair (see original
Mustang TV ad).
1970: The astronauts of
Apollo 13 splashed down safely in the Pacific, four days after a
ruptured oxygen tank crippled their spacecraft. 1986: French aircraft designer
Marcel Dassault died. 1996:
Arnold Neustadter, inventor
of the Rolodex (rolling index), died.
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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.