1546: Danish astronomer
was born. 1896: General
James "Jimmy" Doolittle
, famous for, amongst other things, his
raid on Tokyo in 1942, was born. 1902: Laying down the first cable
across the Pacific Ocean began as the British Cable Ship
left San Francisco, California, headed for Hawaii.
1922: Nobel Prize winning Russian physicist
, who developed the maser, was born. 1943: American
, who invented the corn flake and founded a company
bearing his name, died. 1962: U.S. space probe
transmitted data from Venus, when it came within 22,000
miles of Venus and measured the temperature and other characteristics
of the planet. 1986:
the experimental aircraft piloted by
, took off from Edwards Air Force Base in California
on the first non-stop, non-refueled flight around the world. 1999:
, creator of the comic strip Peanuts, announced
his retirement. 2004: The
, the highest bridge in the world, spanning the
valley of the River Tarn near Millau, France, was opened for traffic.
2006: Computer hard drive 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.