1827: Englishman John Walker sold
W(ill) K(eith) Kellogg
, founder of the Kellogg cereal company,
was born. 1913: The first electrically propelled ship of the U.S.
, was commissioned. 1927: The first long-distance
TV transmission was sent from Washington, DC, to New York City.
Detroit Police Department
commenced regular one-way radio communication
with its patrol cars. 1945: Japan's largest battleship of WWII,
, was sunk by Allied forces. 1947: Automobile magnate
died. 1953: IBM unveiled the
IBM 701 Electronic Data Processing Machine
- their first commercially
available scientific computer. 1957: The last of New York City's
electric trolleys completed its final run from Queens to Manhattan.
1959: The first
atomic generated electricity
was produced at Los Alamos Scientific
Laboratory, NM. 1959: The first radar signal was bounced off the
sun from Stanford, CA. 1981:
mentally extracted the 13th root of a 100-digit
number in 29 seconds. 1983: Story Musgrave and Don Peterson made
the first Space Shuttle spacewalk.
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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.