Niagara Falls stopped flowing for one day due to an ice jam.
Elihu Thomson, electrical engineer and inventor whose discoveries
in the field of alternating current led to the development of successful
alternating current motors, was born. 1886: Dr. John Pemberton brewed
the first batch of
Coca Cola. 1927: For the first time an automobile, the "Mystery
Sunbeam," exceeded 200 mph. 1932:
Benny debuted on radio. 1973: The U.S. withdrew from
Mariner 10 took the first close-up pictures of Mercury. 1984:
Baltimore Colts moved to Indianapolis under the cover of darkness.
1999: The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)
closed above 10,000 for the first time. 2000: The Patent and Trademark
Office became the "United
States Patent and Trademark Office.
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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.