1865: The American
proposed its first code of ethics. 1851:
A total solar eclipse was first captured on a daguerreotype photograph
at the Royal Observatory in
, Prussia. 1858:
were used as a means of identification for the first time. 1866:
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
, inventor of the plastic Tupperware, was born. 1934:
became Europe’s first air stewardess. 1943: President Roosevelt
announced the end of coffee rationing. 1945: A U.S. Army
got lost in the fog and crashed into Empire State Building.
1977: The 799-mile
began full operation as the first oil
from Prudhoe Bay arrived at Valdez. 1986: NASA released a transcript
, 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.