Jean Pierre 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
headquarters building in NYC officially opened. 1958:
founded the General Electric research laboratory, died. 1968: The
space probe made a soft landing on the moon, marking the end of the American series of unmanned explorations of
the lunar surface. 1986:
exited the instant camera business
after losing a patent lawsuit with Polaroid. 1998: Scientists announced the discovery that some
are actually accelerating, flying apart at ever faster speeds.
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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.