Edison General Electric
Company was organized. 1898:
Spain declared war on the United States. 1928: The
fathometer, which measures underwater depths by using a series of electrical
sounds signals and their echoes, was patented by Herbert Dorsey. 1953:
Churchill was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. 1967: Soviet cosmonaut
became the first human to die during a space mission when the parachute failed to open
on Soyuz 1. 1970: The People's Republic of China launched its first satellite, the
(Dong Fang Hong I). 1990: Space Shuttle Discovery blasted off from Cape Canaveral, carrying
visually impaired the $1.5B
Telescope. 1993: An
IRA terrorist bomb devastated London.
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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.