1932: The first radio broadcast from a moving train was made by
WABC. 1958: Elvis Presley joined the army. 1959: The
maser (Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation)
was patented by Charles Townes. 1962: Danish physicist
who pioneered high altitude balloon and deep sea vehicle research, died. 1965: Millions
watched a first-ever 15-minute live broadcast of the
Ranger 9 moon crashing into the moon. 1989: The
Exxon Valdez oil
tanker struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and spilled 240,000 barrels of
crude oil. 1992: The first Belgian astronaut,
went into space onboard the Atlantis Space Shuttle.
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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.