1783: The first
was flown for ten minutes by brothers Joseph
and Jacques Montgolfier of Annonay, France. 1896: Henry Ford made
a successful pre-dawn test run of his horseless carriage, called
through the streets of Detroit. 1901: Guglielmo Marconi received
a reissued patent RE011913) for "Wireless
." 1910: Sir
, inventor of the hovercraft, was born.
1929: George Eastman demonstrated his first Technicolor movie. 1931:
Hans Knoll and Ernst Ruska demonstrated their work on the first
electron microscope. 1937: The first
was introduced by Sylvan Goldman in Oklahoma City,
OK. 1940: Synthetic rubber tire unveiled. 1963: 6-year-old Robert
Patch received a U.S. patent for a "Toy
." 1982: "Star
Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
," was released. 1989: Chinese army
in Beijing to crush the pro-democracy movement;
hundreds - possibly thousands - of people died. 1998: Americans
aboard the shuttle Discovery arrived at the Russian space station
Mir to pick up U.S. astronaut
after four months in orbit.
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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.