American Dental Association proposed
its first code of ethics. 1851: A total solar eclipse was first captured on a daguerreotype
photograph at the Royal Observatory in
1858: Fingerprints were
used as a means of identification for the first time. 1866: The
was authorized for the standardization of weights and measures throughout the United
States this day. 1900: Louis Lassing of New Haven, CT created the first
Pavel Cherenkov, who discovered the radiation bearing his name,
was born. 1907:
Tupper, inventor of the plastic Tupperware, was born. 1934:
Nelly Diener became Europe’s
first air stewardess. 1943: President Roosevelt announced the end of coffee rationing.
1945: A U.S. Army B-25
bomber got lost in the fog and crashed into Empire State Building. 1977: The 799-mile
trans-Alaska pipeline began full operation as the first oil from
Prudhoe Bay arrived at Valdez. 1986: NASA released a transcript from doomed
Challenger space shuttle,
where pilot Michael Smith could be heard saying, "Uh-oh!" as spacecraft disintegrated.
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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.