), in Troy, New York, opened its doors as the country's first engineering college. 1870: Construction of the
1892: English writer
J. R. R. Tolkien
, author of "The Hobbit"
and "Lord of the Rings," was born. 1898: American aviator
, designer of the Spirit of
St. Louis and founder of Ryan Aircraft, was born. 1906: First
two-way wireless transmission
across the Atlantic Ocean between Brant Rock, MA, and Machrihanish, Scotland. 1952: "Dragnet
was first aired on NBC TV. 1957: The Hamilton Watch Company announced the world's first electric watch for sale,
. 1959: President Eisenhower
signed a proclamation admitting
to the Union as the 49th state. 1977:
was incorporated. 2000: The last new daily "Peanuts" strip by
ran in 2,600 newspapers - he
died 5 weeks later.
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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.