Pearl Harbor Day
. "December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy." -
Franklin D. Roosevelt
, who discovered Miranda, a moon of Uranus, and
Nereid, a moon of Neptune, and after whom the
is named, was born. 1909:
was awarded a patent for
, which was the forerunner to today's synthetic plastics.
1934: Wiley Post was credited with discovering the
when he flew into the stratosphere over Bartlesville,
OK. On December 7th, 1941, Japanese forces attacked American and
British territories and possessions in the Pacific, including the
home base of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at
in Hawaii, thus launching America into World War
II. Today, America and Japan are the staunchest of allies. 1960:
, discoverer of the element rhenium (Re, 75),
engineer famous for his drawings of Mouse Trap-like contraptions,
died. 1972: The Apollo 17 crew blasted off on the last manned mission
to the moon, and
became the last human to step foot on the moon.
, who developed the first color commercial television
system as well as the 33-1/3 LP phonograph record, died. 2003: Japan
abandoned its first
after a five year journey.
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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.