The Dog Days of Summer begin. 1863: The Battle of Gettysburg Pennsylvania ended in a major victory for North. 1886: Karl Benz drove the first automobile in the world in Mannheim, Germany, reaching a top speed of 10 mph. 1928: The first colour television transmission was accomplished by John Logie Baird in London. 1929: Foam rubber was developed at the Dunlop Latex Development Laboratories in Birmingham, England. 1930: Congress created the U.S. Veterans Administration. 1954: Food rationing ended in Great Britain almost 9 years after the end of World War II. 1956: President Eisenhower authorized the CIA's first U-2 flight over Russia. 1976: Israel launched rescue of Air France crew & passengers being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers. 1997: Lockheed Martin Corporation announced it was buying Northrop Grumman Corporation. 1998: A U.S. district court ruled that encryption software did not qualify for protection under the first Amendment.
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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.
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