first U.S. radio broadcast of a singer featured
Eugenia Farrar, as transmitted
by Lee De Forest from the Brooklyn Naval Yard. 1912: The first U.S. postage stamp to
depict an airplane was a 20-cent Parcel Post stamp that used a
biplane carrying mail. 1944: The
the Bulge began in Belgium, and was the final major German counteroffensive in the
Giovanni Agnelli, founder of the Fiat (Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino) automobile company, died.
transistor was invented by American physicists John Bardeen, Walter H. Brattain,
and William Shockley. 1954: Synthetic diamonds were produced at General Electric Research
Laboratories. 1979: The first rocket vehicle to break the sound barrier on land reached
739.7 mph on a 3-mile test-strip at Rogers Lake, Edwards Air Force Base, CA. 1997: 700
children in Japan were hospitalized after a televised cartoon triggered a condition called
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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.