wrote a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy in which he said, "In this world nothing can be said
to be certain, except death and taxes." 1851: World's first
telegraph cable went into operation, between Dover, England, and Calais, France. 1927:
The first underwater tunnel, the
Holland Tunnel, between New York and New Jersey, opened. 1946:
from a natural cloud was produced for the first time over Mount Greylock, MA. 1971: U.S. spacecraft
became the first spacecraft to orbit another planet - Mars. 1979: Robert Jarvik was granted
a patent in for an
artificial heart. 1982: The
Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. 1994: Sweden passed a referendum to join the
European Union. 1999:
Dr. John Stapp, who
pioneered research in high acceleration effects on the human body, died.
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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.