set sail from Spain with a convoy of three
small ships, the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. 1576: Construction
began on the
, Hveen Island, Denmark. 1811:
, inventor of the automatic safety brake for elevators,
was born. 1869:
received a patent on nickel plating. 1888:
Benjamin Franklin (BF) Goodrich
, founder of America's rubber
industry, died. 1900:
Firestone Tire & Rubber Co.
was founded. 1921: The first
from an airplane occurred over a six acre grove
in Troy, OH. 1922:
Alexander Graham Bell
, inventor of the telephone, died. 1926:
The first traffic lights in Britain were installed at
. 1958: The
became the first vessel to cross the North Pole underwater.
1949: The National Basketball
was formed. 1963: The
their final appearance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England.
1967: James Law rode the entire
New York City
in 22 hours 12 minutes. 1977:
issued a press release introducing
computer. 1981: 13,000 air traffic controllers (PATCO
began their strike, and were ultimately fired by President Reagan.
, Japan recorded a temperature of102.4 °F (39.1 °C).
2003: London police used the
electric stun gun on a suspect for the first time in England.
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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.