I Have a Dream
Day. 1789: Sir
William Herschel discovered Saturn's moon,
1830: The first race between a locomotive (the
and a horse-drawn vehicle held between Relay and Baltimore, MD, a nine mile stretch (the
horse won). 1845: The first issue of the
American was published by Rufus Porter. 1877:
Rolls, co-founder of the Rolls-Royce company, was born. 1883: The first controlled
flight in a glider was made by
John Montgomery at Wheeler
Hill, CA. 1907: The "American Messenger Company" was started by two teenagers Jim Casey
and Claude Ryan - the company's name was later changed to "United Parcel Service."
Sir Godfrey Hounsfield, electrical engineer and co-inventor of the
CAT scan machine, was born.
1919: The International Air Traffic Association
(IATA) was formed at The Hague, Holland. 1922: The first commercial to be
aired on the radio
was broadcast. 1939: The first successful flight of a jet-propelled airplane occurred
with the German
He 178. 1964: The Beatles appeared on the cover of
2007: Human and solar powered flight pioneer
Paul MacCready 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. 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.