received a patent for making blue jeans with
copper rivets. 1895:
, designer of the famous Spitfire airplane
that beat back the German Luftwaffe in WWII, was born. 1901:
, Japanese designer of the world's first "bullet
train," was born. 1913:
William R. (Bill) Hewlett
, co-founder of Hewlett Packard, was
born. 1921: Marie Curie was presented with a gram of radium worth
$100k at the White House. 1927:
took off from New York to cross the Atlantic
for Paris aboard his airplane the "Spirit of St. Louis" (a 33-1/2
hour flight). 1932:
took off to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean,
becoming the first woman to achieve the feat. 1940:
demonstrated his helicopter to the public. 1956:
hydrogen fusion bomb
(H-bomb) to be dropped from an airplane
exploded over Namu Atoll at the northwest edge of the Bikini Atoll.
who first used pulsed radio waves to explore the
ionosphere, died. 1990: The
Hubble Space Telescope
sent its first photograph from space.
, inventor of the TV remote, 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.