1849: English-born Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in America to receive a medical degree. 1862: German mathematician David Hilbert, of Hilbert Transform fame, was born. 1930: Clyde Tombaugh first photographed the planet Pluto. 1950: Jerusalem became the official capital of Israel. 1960: The U.S. Navy bathyscaphe Trieste descended to a record depth of 35,820 feet (10,750 meters) in the Mariana Trench, in the Pacific Ocean. 1964: The first animal to human heart transplant was performed. 1983: The A-Team ("I pity the fool") debuted on NBC. 1996: Java 1.0 was released with the promise of being a Write Once Run Anywhere (WORA) programming language.
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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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