Eastman-Kodak fame, was born. 1861: American educator, scientist, chemist,
inventor and botanist,
Washington Carver, was born. 1895:
Fuller, inventor of the geodesic dome and after whom the Buckeyball (the
was named, was born. 1910:
Charles Rolls, co-founder of the Rolls-Royce company, died. 1913:
Physics Nobel laureate
Willis Lamb, who determined fine structure of the hydrogen spectrum,
was born. 1920: The Panama Canal
formally opened. 1934: Ole Evinrude, of outboard motor fame, died. 1941: Moscow was bombed
by the German Luftwaffe for the first time. 1944: The
RAF 616 squadron
became the first air force to use jet aircraft in operational service. 1952:
Dwight D. Eisenhower
resigned from the army to begin his presidential campaign. 1960: The first
Etch-A-Sketch went on sale.
1982: The last of the distinctive looking
rolled off the assembly line in Kalamazoo, MI.
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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.
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