, inventor of the atmospheric steam engine, was
, discoverer of hydrogen and nitrogen, died.
, whose Clermont was the first truly successful steamboat,
died. 1839: William Otis received a patent for the
. 1856: Russian mathematician
, who is credited with developing non-Euclidean
geometry, died. 1923:
, of Michelson-Morley speed of light measurement
fame, died. 1925: RCA's (Victrola Talking Machine Company) "His
" was trademark registered. 1942: The
Voice of America
(VOA) radio began its broadcasts to Nazi occupied
nations. 1942: The U.S. Government stopped shipments of all 12-gauge
shotguns for sporting use for the wartime effort. 1949: "Bumper
," the first two-stage rocket to reach outer space was launched
from the White Sands Proving Grounds, NM. 1968: The discovery of
was announced by
. 1987: An exploding supernova was discovered in the Large
Magellanic Cloud galaxy.
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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.