Robert Fulton, whose Clermont was
the first truly successful steamboat, was born. 1863: Leo Baekeland, inventor of
played a large role as an insulator in early electronics, was born. 1910: The first airplane
flight from a ship was made by Eugene Ely from the bow of the scout cruiser Birmingham. 1914: Black American
educator & inventor Booker T. Washington died. 1922: The
Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) began its domestic radio service. 1930:
Edward White, the first U.S. astronaut to walk in space, was born. 1967:
A patent for
Ruby Laser Systems was issued to Theodore Maiman. 1969:
12 blasted off on a mission to the moon. 1972: The
Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the 1,000 level for the first time, ending the
day at 1003.16. 1994: Public trains began operation in the English Channel Tunnel (Chunnel). 2005: U.S. Navy made the first
launch of an underwater
glider from a submarine platform.
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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.