1861: The safety
elevator was patented as a "Hoisting Apparatus" by Elisha Otis, of Yonkers, NY. 1870: The Democratic
party was first represented as a donkey in a cartoon by
in Harper's Weekly. 1907: The three-element vacuum tube (triode) patent was issued
to its inventor, Dr. Lee de Forest as a "device for amplifying feeble electric currents
- such, for example, as telephone currents." 1908:
"father of the H-bomb," was born. 1943:
The Pentagon, the
world's highest capacity office building, was dedicated in Arlington, VA. 1967 :The first
was played as the Green Bay Packers of the NFL defeated the Kansas City Chiefs of the
American Football League, 35-10. 1970:
Piper, producer of the infamous J-3 aircraft, died. 1974: "Happy Days" first aired
on ABC. 2001: Wikipedia,
the source used for many of the events listed here, first went online.
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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.