Today is Women Aviators Day. 1837: English inventors
and William Cooke demonstrated the five-needle
the first woman to fly alone over the Atlantic Ocean, was born.
instant coffee was commercially introduced in Switzerland by the
Nestlé company. 1950: The first successful rocket (a captured
from Cape Canaveral
took place. 1954: The sound of a human voice - that of
- was, for the first time ever, transmitted beyond
the ionosphere and returned to Earth after reflecting off the moon
(moon bounce). 1969: The
astronauts splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean.
1974: English Nobel Prize winner
, discoverer of the neutron, died. 1991:
of the University of Manchester announced finding a planet outside
of solar system. 2005: Lance Armstrong won his 7th
Tour de France
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Note: These historical tidbits have been collected from various sources, mostly on the Internet. As detailed in
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.
significant historical events and
dates for inclusion in these lists. I will be glad to include your name and birthday. Please do not submit your death
date ;-) A couple 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.