1863: Henry Ford was born in Dearborn, MI. 1888: Vladimir Zworykin, inventor of the iconoscope and known as "the father of television," was born. 1898: Scientific American carried the first magazine automobile advertisement, for the Winton Auto Car Company. 1898: Corn Flakes were invented by William Kellogg. 1909: The Wright Brothers deliver their first military plane, the Military Flyer, to the army. 1928: George Eastman showed the first color motion pictures. 1946: The German V-2 reached an altitude of 100 miles for the first time. 1956: The phrase “In God We Trust” was adopted as the U.S. national motto. 1971: Apollo 15, the fourth manned lunar mission, landed on the moon. 1998: A group of 13 Ohio machinists stepped forward to claim the $295.7 million Powerball jackpot.
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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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