Mark Twain's "The Adventure of Tom Sawyer"
copyright was registered. 1904: The 4,607-mile
Trans-Siberian railway was
completed after 13 years of work. 1915: U.S. Navy asked Thomas Edison to organize the keenest, most inventive
minds to find a defense against submarines. 1930: The
Veterans Administration of the
U.S. was established. 1968: Arnold
Palmer became the first golfer to make a million dollars in career earnings. 1969:
Apollo 11 astronauts
Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz"
Aldrin blasted off from the moon after 21-1/2 hours on the surface. 1970: The
Aswan Dam in Egypt
was completed after 18 years of work. 1977: The first shipment of crude oil arrived at
the U.S. DoE's Strategic Petroleum Reserve in LA.
1994: Tony Blair became the
youngest Labour leader since World War II. 1997: The "USS Constitution," which defended the
US during the War of 1812, set sail under its own power for first time in 116 years.
1998: Alan Shepard, America's first man in space and one of only 12 humans
who walked on the Moon, died. 2000: An international collaboration of scientists at the
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory announced the
first direct evidence for the tau neutrino.
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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.