1892: French aircraft designer
was born. 1900:
, inventor of the carbon
microphone, died. 1939: The
at Columbia University in New
York City split the uranium atom for the first time. 1970: The first regularly scheduled commercial flight of the Boeing 747
began in New York City and ended in London, 6 1/2 hours later. 1984: The
computer was announced. 1992: Dr. Roberta Bondar
became the first Canadian woman in space, aboard the Space Shuttle. 1994:
Irving Berlin Kahn, inventor of the
, died. 1997:
, of Oklahoma,
officially became the first human to be struck by a remnant of a space vehicle after re-entering the earth's
atmosphere. 2003: The final contact with the
spacecraft was made.
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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.