Blanchard, using a hot-air balloon, flew between Philadelphia, PA, and Woodbury,
N.J. 1848: English astronomer
the first woman to discover a new comet, died. 1894: "Edison Kinetoscopic
Record of a Sneeze" was released in movie theaters. 1939: The discovery of element
Fr (francium) was reported by French chemist Marguerite Perey. 1951:
The United Nations headquarters building in NYC officially opened. 1958:
Willis Whitney, who founded the General Electric research laboratory,
died. 1968: The Surveyor 7 space probe made a soft landing on the moon, marking the
end of the American series of unmanned explorations of the lunar surface. 1986:
Kodak exited the
instant camera business after losing a patent lawsuit with Polaroid. 1998: Scientists
announced the discovery that some
galaxies are actually accelerating, flying apart at ever faster speeds.
2007: Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced the first
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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.