1855: King Gillette,
inventor of the safety razor, was born. 1914: Ford Motor Company announced that there
would be a new daily
minimum wage of $5 and an eight-hour workday. 1933: Work began on San
Gate Bridge. 1940: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) got its first demonstration
of FM radio. 1943: American educator, scientist, chemist, inventor and botanist,
Washington Carver, died. 1948:
showed the first color newsreel (of the Rose Bowl parade). 1956: Snoopy from the
Peanuts comic strip (my favorite)
walked on two legs for the first time. 1981: American Nobel physicist
Harold Urey, who discovered deuterium, died. 2005:
largest known dwarf planet in the solar system, was discovered.
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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.