National Lighthouse Day
, early thermochemistry researcher who developed
Hess's law of constant heat summation, was born. 1886:
, inventor of the "neutrodyne
receiver that eliminated squeaks and howls of early radio receivers,
was born. 1888:
Theophilus Van Kannel
received a patent for the revolving door.
1909: The first
was issued. 1919:
Captain Ernest Hoy
became the first pilot to fly over the Canadian
Rockies. 1927: The
between the U.S. & Canada was dedicated. 1928: The
issued a new bill that was one third smaller
than the previous bills. 1942:
launched America's first offensive in World War
II, landing on the Pacific island of
transmitted the first TV photo of Earth from space.
1994: The first telephone link was made between
Israel and Jordan
. 1996: More than six million America Online
) customers worldwide
were left stranded when the system crashed for almost 19 hours.
1998: U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Tanzania were
killing 224 people - Osama bin Laden was later indicted
for the attacks.
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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.