of Bessel function fame, was born. 1844: Rev. William Archibald Spooner, inventor of
born. 1873: Louis
Pasteur received a patent for the manufacture of beer and treatment of yeast. 1918:
Lightning killed 504 sheep in Utah's Wasatch National Park. 1926: Babe Ruth caught a baseball at Mitchell Field that had been dropped
from an airplane flying at 250 feet. 1930: Aviation pioneer
Glenn Curtiss died. 1933:
Wiley Post ended his around-the-world
flight after traveling 15,596 miles in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes in his single-engine
Lockheed Vega 5B. 1942: Gasoline rationing using coupons began for
WWII conservation. 1956: Air Force Capt. Frank Everest set a new unofficial world's speed
record of Mach 2.87 (1,900 mph) in the
Bell X-2 rocket plane.
Arthur Compton, who won a Nobel Prize for his discovery of the
where x-ray wavelengths change when colliding with electron in metal, died. 1979: The
first Sony Walkman went on sale. 1989: 11 year old
Tony Aliengena became the youngest
pilot to fly around the world, taking nearly seven weeks and 21,567 miles. 2000: Astronomers
at the University of Arizona announced
that they had found a 17th moon orbiting Jupiter. 2003:
Uday and Qusay Hussein were killed in a gun battle in Iraq.
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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.