Roller skates (inline at
that) were patented by Robert Tyers, a fruiter in Piccadilly, London. 1864: Congress authorized the
use of the phrase "In
God We Trust" on U.S. coins. 1904:
the "Father" of the nuclear bomb, was born. 1914:
Babe Ruth made his
pitching debut with the Baltimore Orioles. 1924: A patent for a
laminated padlock was issued to Harry Soref, who later founded Master Locks.
1933: Sir Henry Royce, half of
the Rolls Royce team that builds automobiles and airplane engines, died. 1952: An atomic test conducted
in Nevada became the first nuclear explosion shown on live network television. 1972: Apollo 16 astronauts
John Young and Charles Duke walked and rode in the
on the surface of the moon for seven hours, 23 minutes. 1991: Intel released the
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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.