YMCA was founded in London. 1850:
Ferdinand Braun, who shared a Nobel Prize with Guglielmo Marconi
for the development of wireless telegraphy, was born. 1925: Walter Chrysler founded the
1933: The first
drive-in theater opened, in Camden, NJ. 1936: The first helicopter was tested in
a building in Berlin, Germany. 1943: American Nobel physicist
Richard Smalley, co-discoverer of a form of carbon named the buckminsterfullerene
("buckyballs"), was born. 1944: The
in Europe (Operation Overlord) took place during World War II as 400,000 Allied forces
stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, where more than 6,000 U.S. troops gave their
lives (communiqué from
General Eisenhower). 1967: Arabs announced an
against the U.S. and Britain for support of the Israelis in the Six Day War. 1971:
Soyuz 11 was launched.
1995: U.S. astronaut Norman Thagard, aboard the Russian space station Mir, broke NASA's
space endurance record of 84 days, one hour and 16 minutes. 2006: Three planned explosions
demolished the temporary water retaining wall at the
Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River.
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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.