Sir William Crookes,
who showed that cathode rays were fast-moving electrons, was born. 1885: The
Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship Isere. 1928:
Amelia Earhart became the first woman to successfully fly across the
Atlantic Ocean. 1950: Dr. Richard Lawler performed the first
kidney transplant in a 45-minute operation in Chicago, IL. 1957: W8YLN,
illustrious radio amateur and super proofreader for RF Cafe, was born. 1967: China tested
hydrogen bomb. 1972: The Watergate scandal began when 5 people were arrested. 1980:
Atari's "Asteroids" and "Lunar Lander" became first two video games assigned
a Copyright. 2005: Former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski, and Mark H. Swartz, were convicted of looting
their company of more than $600 million.
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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.