John Dalton announced the first example of the law of multiple proportions.
Lowell, the American astronomer who helped discover Pluto and believed that there was
life on Mars, died. 1923: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced it had purchased all
patents and rights to manufacture Zeppelin dirigibles (bad decision). 1926:
Jack Ryan, inventor
with more than 1,000 patents including the Barbie Doll and Hot Wheels cars, was born. 1936:
Oakland Bay Bridge opened. 1942: The naval battle of
began between Japanese and American forces. 1970: A 240 km/h cyclone hit East Pakistan (Bangladesh).
1979: William Friedman,
the cryptologist who broke the Japanese "Purple" code, permitting the reading of many critical
Japanese messages during WWII, died. 1980: The U.S. space probe "Voyager One" came within
77,000 miles of Saturn. 1981: The shuttle Columbia became the first spacecraft ever launched
twice from Earth.
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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.