, who founded the British rubber industry, was
born. 1792: The U.S. established the
. 1847: The
(for a carriage) was patented in the U.S. by Robert
W. Thompson, of England. 1886: Pharmacist Dr. John Stith Pemberton
produced the syrup for
, and carried a jug of the new product down the street
to Jacobs' Pharmacy and placed it on sale for five cents a glass
as a soda fountain drink. 1914:
, founder of Post Cereal Company, died. 1919: The first
transatlantic flight took off by a navy seaplane. 1926: The first
flight over North Pole was made by Bennett and Byrd. 1945: Victory
was won in Europe (V-E
), as Winston Churchill officially announced the end of the
war with Germany. 1952: Mad Magazine debuted. 1961: The first practical
seawater conversion plant in the U.S. was opened in Freeport, TX.
1962: The era of the trolleybus in London ended. 1999: The first
female cadet graduated from The Citadel military college.
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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.