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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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.