from the U.S. Patent Office for a traction wheel used
in locomotive steam engines, under a new system for numbering patents.
received U.S. patent #586,193 for a wireless telegraph.
1919: The first lighter-than-air transatlantic flight was completed
, who produced the first color photographic
plate, died. 1944: Ernő Rubik, inventor of the
was born. 1969: Russia launched the unmanned
to the Moon. 1947: Europe accepted the
to aid European recovery following WWII. 1977:
power failure blacked
out New York City for 25 hours, during
which time about 4,500 rioters were arrested and $61M damage was
was fired as president of Ford Motor Company by
chairman Henry Ford 2nd. 1995: The
spacecraft released a probe towards Jupiter that is to become the
first Earth emissary ever to penetrate the atmosphere of any of
the outer gas giants.
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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.