physicist Anders Ekeberg, discoverer of the element
tantalum (Ta), was born. 1853:
founder of the Michelin Tyre Company, was born. 1881: Radar pioneer
Sir Arthur Percy Morris Fleming was born. 1909: British explorer
Ernest Shackleton found Earth's magnetic south pole.
Prohibition took effect in America. 1957: Three B-52s took off from Castle AFB, CA,
on the first nonstop, around-the-world flight by jet planes - 45 hours and 19 minutes.
1967: American physicist and high voltage experimenter
Robert Van de Graaff
died. 1969: Two manned Soviet "Soyuz"
spaceships became the first vehicles to dock in space and transfer personnel. 1986: The
Internet Engineering Task Force held its first meeting. 1991: The White
House announced the start of
Desert Storm to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait. 2006: The
capsule successfully returned to Earth, carrying dust from comet
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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.