1919: A solar
eclipse permitted observation of the bending of starlight passing through the sun's gravitational
field, thereby confirming Albert Einstein's
theory of relativity. 1929: Englishman Peter Higgs, of the
Higgs boson fame,
was born. 1943: Norman Rockwell's portrait of "Rosie the Riveter" appeared on the cover of "The Saturday Evening
Mount Everest was conquered as Edmund Hillary of New Zealand, and
Tensing Norgay of Nepal became the first climbers to reach the summit. 1999: The space
shuttle Discovery completed the first-ever docking with the
International Space Station.
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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.