The Ides of March, Marcus Junius Brutus stabbed to death Gaius Julius
Caesar ("Et tu Brute?"). 1493:
Christopher Columbus returned to Spain, concluding his first voyage
to the Western Hemisphere. 1869: The
Cincinnati Red Stockings became the first pro baseball team. 1889:
Melville Bissell, inventor of the carpet sweeper, died. 1906: Charles
Stewart Rolls and Frederick Henry Royce formed
1922: The first southern radio station (WSB, Atlanta) began
broadcasting. 1937: Cook County Hospital in Chicago established the first
blood bank. 1962: Nobel Prize laureate
Arthur Compton, of
Effect fame, died. 1985:
Symbolics computers of Cambridge, MA, received the first Internet address ending
in dot com. 1999:
Pluto again became outermost [former] planet.
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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.