1686: The first volume of Isaac Newton's "Philosophiae
Naturalis Principia Mathematica
" was presented to the Royal
, who studied the solar eclipse phenomenon of Baily's
Beads, was born. 1843:
, creator of America's first dictionary, died. 1916:
, of sports car fame, was born. 1919: The
first jump with the Army manually operated parachute was made. 1926:
The term "wave mechanics" was coined by nuclear physicist Erwin
Schrödinger in a letter addressed to Albert Einstein. 1927: The
first test flight of the
Spirit of St. Louis
was conducted. 1928:
, of Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 fame, was born.
1930: The first motion picture of a total eclipse of the sun was
taken from an airplane flying over Honey Lake, CA. 1937: Pan American
Airlines made the first commercial flight across the Pacific using
seaplane. 1952: The U.S. occupation of Japan ended (we've
been good friends ever since). 1986: Russia announced the Chernobyl
nuclear plant disaster.
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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.