Dog Days of Summer begin. 1863: The
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
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. Fair Use
laws permit small samples of copyrighted content.