, of Bessel function fame, was born. 1844: Rev.
William Archibald Spooner, inventor of "spoonerisms
was born. 1873:
received a patent for the manufacture of beer
and treatment of yeast. 1918: Lightning killed 504 sheep in Utah's
a baseball at Mitchell Field that had been dropped from an airplane
flying at 250 feet. 1930: Aviation pioneer
died. 1933: Wiley
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
rocket plane. 1976:
, 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
went on sale. 1989: 11 year old
became the youngest pilot to fly around the world,
taking nearly seven weeks and 21,567 miles. 2000: Astronomers at
announced that they had found a 17th moon orbiting
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.