I Have a Dream
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 Scientific
was published by Rufus Porter. 1877:
, co-founder of the Rolls-Royce company, was born.
1883: The first controlled flight in a glider was made by
at Wheeler Hill, CA. 1907: The "American
" was started by two teenagers Jim Casey and
Claude Ryan - the company's name was later changed to "United
Sir Godfrey Hounsfield
, electrical engineer and co-inventor
scan machine, was born. 1919: The
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
Heinkel He 178
. 1964: The Beatles appeared on the cover of
magazine. 2007: Human and solar powered flight pioneer
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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.