1846: German engineer
who invented the fuel spray carburetor, was born. 1870: The U.S.
was authorized by Congress (later renamed the National Weather Service). 1923: Soviet
airlines was formed. 1942: Daylight Savings "War Time" went into effect in the U.S. 1963: The
727 made its inaugural flight, and in 1969, the
Boeing 747 made its inaugural flight. 1964:
GI Joe action figures were introduced by Hasbro at the American International
Toy Fair , and were sold out the first day. 1995: The first Briton,
and the first African-American,
walked in space from the shuttle
Discovery. 1996: German scientists at the GSI facility at Darmstadt,
Germany, created an atom of the element 112 named
Cn (originally named ununbium, Uub).
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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.