was born. 1861: The Constitution
of the Confederate States of America established a Patent Office.
1877: French aircraft designer
was born. 1915: American inventor and engineer
, known as the father of scientific management,
was born. 1925:
, the "Father of FM and TV Stereo," was born. 1942:
A secret report (held until after WWII was over) was submitted suggesting
the name "plutonium
for artificial element 94 since it followed neptunium and uranium.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
led the historic 54-mile civil rights
march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. 1963:
prison in San Francisco Bay was emptied of its last
inmates at the order of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. 1991:
, inventor of the first solid body electric guitar,
died. 1999: A balloon flown by
Brian Jones and Bertrand Piccard
achieved the first non-stop
round-the-world balloon flight.
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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.