1892: French aircraft designer Marcel Dassault was born. 1900: David Hughes, inventor of the carbon microphone, died. 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 Macintosh 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 teleprompter, died. 1997: Lottie Williams, 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 Pioneer 10 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.
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