postage stamps were first sold in Great Britain. 1916: The first U.S. radio telephone
conversation was made between the Navy Department and AT&T. 1929: Nobel Laureate
Lauterbur, who was the co-developer of magnetic resonance imaging, was born. 1937:
Hindenburg 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:
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.
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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.