Voting Rights Day. 1685: Brook Taylor, developer of the
Taylor Series in mathematics,
was born. 1735: The "Evening Post" of Boston, MA, was published for the first time. 1868:
discovered helium in the solar spectrum during eclipse. 1930:
Eastern Airlines began passenger service. 1932: Scottish aviator
Jim Mollison made
the first westbound transatlantic solo flight. 1937: The FCC issued the first FM radio
station construction permit to
W1XOJ in Paxton, MA. 1940: Canada and the U.S. established a joint defense plan,
Agreement," 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: Walter
Chrysler, founder of the Chrysler Corporation, died. 1947:
Packard Company was incorporated. 1958: The
RF Cafe webmaster was born.
1966: The first pictures of earth taken from moon orbit by
Lunar Orbiter 1 spacecraft.
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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.