Elisha Gray, who missed being labeled as the inventor of the telephone
by mere hours when Alexander Graham Bell beat him to the patent office, died. 1901: American
engineer Allen Du
Mont, who invented the first commercial cathode ray tube, was born. 1954: The
the first nuclear-powered submarine, was launched. 1970: The first wide body jet was
put into service as the PanAm Boeing 747 made its first flight between from New York's
JFK Airport and Heathrow Airport in London. 1976: The supersonic
Concorde jet (SST) was put into service by Britain
and France. 1979: Neptune became the outermost planet as Pluto's highly elliptical orbit
brought it inside Neptune's. 1981: Iranian terrorists released embassy hostages after
444 days captivity.
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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.