1883: The U.S. and Canada adopted a system of
standard time zones due a decision of the American Railway Association.
1903: The U.S. and Panama signed a treaty that granted the U.S.
rights to build the
Panama Canal. 1913: The first airplane in the U.S. to perform
a loop-the-loop was piloted by
Lincoln Beachey in San Diego, CA. 1923:
Alan Shepard, America's first man in space and one of only 12
humans who have walked on the Moon, was born. 1949:
Frank Jewett, the first president of Bell Telephone Labs, died.
1962: Nobel Prize winner
Niels Bohr, developer of the planetary Bohr atomic model, died.
1963: The first telephone in the U.S. with
push buttons instead of a rotary dial was placed in commercial
service. 1999: 12 Aggies were killed when a ritual bonfire at
Texas A&M collapsed on them during construction.
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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.