Groundhog Day. 1863: Samuel Clemens
first used his "Mark Twain" pseudonym. 1887: Groundhog Day was first observed in
Punxsutawney, PA. 1902: Russian
Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleev, who developed the Periodic Table and left places for
undiscovered elements, died. 1923: World's first leaded gasoline (Ethyl)
went on sale at Willard Talbott's service station in Dayton, OH. 1931: A rocket was used
for the first time to deliver mail in Austria by
1949: The first 45 RPM record was released. 1996:
McIntire, inventor of Styrofoam, died.
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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.