Robert Morris Page, inventor of pulse radar, was born. 1910:
Charles Rolls became the first person to fly across the English
Charles P. "Pete" Conrad, the third human to walk on the moon
during Apollo 12, was born. 1953:
Queen Elizabeth II took the coronation oath. 1954: The first
test of a VTOL airplane took place when a
Convair XFY-1 Pogo successfully performed a vertical takeoff
and landing. 1966: U.S. space probe
Surveyor 1 landed on the moon and started sending photographs
back to Earth of the Moon's surface. 1986: Regular TV coverage of
U.S. Senate sessions began. 1995: USAF pilot
Capt. Scott O'Grady was shot down over Bosnia. 2003: The ESA
launched Europe's first probe (Mars
Express), to another planet, Mars.
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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.