World UFO Day. 1862: Nobel
Sir William Bragg, after whom Bragg's Law of diffraction is named,
was born. 1900: The first Zeppelin flight (LZ1) occurred over Lake Constance, Germany. 1926: The U.S. Congress
established the Army Air Corps. 1934: Aviation pioneer
Amelia Earhart disappeared
in the Central Pacific during an attempt to fly around the world at the equator. 1962:
Wal-Mart store opened for business in Rogers, AR. 1979: The first U.S.
coin to honor a woman, the
Anthony dollar, was introduced. 1980: President
reinstated draft registration (selective service) for males 18 years of age. 1982:
using a lawn chair hoisted by 42 helium-filled weather balloons, rose to 16,000 feet
after taking off from San Pedro, CA. 1997: Actor
film star ("It's a Wonderful Life") and WWII bomber pilot, died. 2002:
became the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon. 2013:
inventor of the computer mouse, died. n·λ=2·d·sin θ
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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.