gasoline engine was patented by Stuart Perry. 1865:
Pieter Zeeman who won Nobel Prize in Physics for splitting of spectral
lines (the Zeeman effect), was born. 1888: Nobel Prize winner
Ascanio Sobrero, who discovered nitroglycerine, died. 1889: Helicopter
pioneer Igor Sikorsky
was born. 1927: Henry Ford stopped producing Model T car and began producing the Model
A. 1940: Penicillin ("mould juice" per its discoverer), was tested and proven
effective by Norman Heatley. 1961: President Kennedy announced his goal to initiate a
goal of "landing a man on the moon" before the end of the decade. 1973: The
U.S. launched the first
Skylab crew. 1992: Jay Leno made his debut as permanent host of NBC's
"Tonight Show," succeeding Johnny Carson. 1999:
Waldo Semon, the
inventor of PVC plastic, died. 2008: NASA's
landed on Mars, in search of life.
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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.