Edison received a patent for his incandescent electric lamp. 1932: U.S. Bureau of Standards scientist
Louis Austin, who pioneered long-range radio broadcasts, died. 1943:
During World War II, the first all American air raid against Germany took place when
about 50 bombers attacked
1967: A fire engulfed the
Apollo 1 spacecraft during a launch pad test, killing its crew of
three. 1967: Astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom died. 1981: U.S. President Reagan greeted the
52 former American hostages released by Iran at the White House. 1989:
Sir Thomas Sopwith,
of Camel biplane and triplane fame, died. 1996: France conducted an open-air
test in the South Pacific.
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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.