Edwin Land, inventor
of the Polaroid Land Camera, was born. 1926: The airship
Norge became the
first vessel to fly over the North Pole. 1930: The first planetarium in the U.S. opened
to the public, the
Planetarium in Chicago, IL. 1936: The
Dvorak typewriter keyboard was patented. 1940: The Nazi conquest of
France began with the crossing
Meuse River. 1942: A Nazi
U-boat sunk an American cargo ship at mouth of Mississippi River. 1958:
The U.S. & Canada formed the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD). 1978: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
announced that they would no longer exclusively name hurricanes after women. 1980: The
first nonstop crossing of U.S. via balloon began. 1994:
Roy Plunkett, inventor
of Teflon, died.
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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.