Women's Voting Rights Day
. 1685: Brook Taylor, developer of
in mathematics, was born. 1735: The "Evening
" of Boston, MA, was published for the first time. 1868:
discovered helium in the solar spectrum during
began passenger service. 1932: Scottish aviator
made the first westbound transatlantic solo flight.
1937: The FCC issued the first FM radio station construction permit
in Paxton, MA. 1940: Canada and the U.S. established a
joint defense plan, the "Ogdensburg
," against the possible enemy attacks during World
War II. 1940: The most intense day of air attacks during the
Battle of Britain
cost Germany more than 70 planes. 1940:
, founder of the Chrysler Corporation, died.
Company was incorporated. 1958: The
RF Cafe webmaster
was born. 1966: The first pictures of earth
taken from moon orbit by
Lunar Orbiter 1
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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.