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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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.