mouthwash) became the first surgeon to use disinfectant
during an operation. 1877:
invented the phonograph and made the first sound recording.
, who manufactured aircraft and automobile systems,
was born. 1887:
, the famous physicist with the dead cat (maybe),
was born. 1896: Gold was discovered in the
in the Northwest Territories of Canada. 1948:
, inventor of stainless steel, died. 1957: My
Gayle, was born - Happy Birthday! 1953: The
detonated its first hydrogen bomb. 1957:
Lt. Cmdr. Don Walker
landed a Skyknight on USS Antietam in first
test of an Automatic Carrier Landing System. 1957: My older sister,
Gayle, was born - Happy Birthday! 1960:
, the first balloon satellite, was launched by the U.S.
from Cape Canaveral, FL. 1962:
astronauts were the first two humans in space at the
same time. 1946: President Harry Truman signed a bill establishing
the National Air Museum, which eventually became the
National Air and
- the most visited museum in the world. 1977: The
first test glide of the
Space Shuttle Enterprise
occurred. 1981: IBM introduced the
personal computer and PC-DOS 1.0. 1989:
, winner of the Nobel Prize for work on transistors
(transfer/resistor) with with colleagues
, died. 2004:
Sir Godfrey Hounsfield
, electrical engineer and co-inventor
scan machine, died.
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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.