Night Out. 1774:
Oxygen was isolated from air successfully by chemist
Carl Scheele and scientist
Joseph Priestly. 1793: The first definition was made for the
metre: 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).
Maria Mitchell, 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
division that later became the
U.S. Air Force. 1941:
Willys Jeep (ala M.A.S.H.) was introduced, the one described
by Times magazine as "...the Army's most intriguing new gadget."
PT-109 under the command of
Lt. John F. Kennedy was rammed and cut in half by the Japanese
Amagiri. 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,
Electric Corporation struck a deal to buy
CBS for $5.4 billion.
2000: A man in Israel become the first recipient of the
Jarvik 2000, 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. 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.