postage stamps were first sold in Great Britain. 1916: The first U.S. radio
ship-to-shore conversation was made between the Navy Department and AT&T.
1929: Nobel Laureate
Paul Lauterbur, who was the co-developer of magnetic resonance
imaging, was born. 1937:
caught fire while docking at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, NJ, killing 36 of
the 97 people onboard. 1941:
gave his first USO show at California's March Field. 1954: Roger Bannister, a 25-year-old
British medical student, became the first man to run a mile in less than 4 minutes.
1955: West Germany was admitted into
NATO. 1960: Republican President Eisenhower signed the
Civil Rights Act of 1960. 1962: The first nuclear warhead fired
from a Polaris submarine was launched. 1963:
von Kármán, who designed the Bell X-1 supersonic airplane, died. 1994: The Queen
and France's President Mitterrand formally open the Channel Tunnel during two elaborate
ceremonies in France and Britain.
| Feb | Mar |
Apr | May |
Jun | Jul |
Aug | Sep |
Oct | Nov |
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.