was isolated from air successfully by chemist
. 1793: The first definition was made for the
: 1/10,000,000 of the northern quadrant of the Paris meridian
(5,132,430 toises of Paris, from the north pole to the equator).
, the first professional female astronomer in
the U.S., was born. 1831: The
New London Bridge
opened to traffic. 1907: The U.S. Army established
that later became the
U.S. Air Force
(ala M.A.S.H.) was introduced, the one described
by Times magazine as "...the Army's most intriguing new gadget."
under the command of
Lt. John F. Kennedy
was rammed and cut in half by the Japanese
. 1943: Ground was broken for the
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
, TN, nuclear facility. 1946: The
Atomic Energy Commission
was established. 1956: The first commercial
building heated by sun, the
Bridgers and Paxton Office Building
, opened in Albuquerque,
struck a deal to buy
for $5.4 billion.
2000: A man in Israel become the first recipient of the
, the first total artificial heart that can maintain
blood flow in addition to generating a pulse.
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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.