Dog Days of Summer
begin. 1863: The
Battle of Gettysburg
Pennsylvania ended in a major victory for
drove the first automobile in the world in Mannheim,
Germany, reaching a top speed of 10 mph. 1928: The first
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
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.