1866: James Haven and Charles Hettrich of Cincinnati, OH, received
the first patent for a
yoyo in the U.S. 1889: Astronomer
Edwin Hubbell was born. 1906: American radio pioneer Greenleaf
Pickard received a patent for the first
silicon crystal detector. 1923:
Garrett Morgan patented an automatic traffic signal. 1924:
Benoit Mandelbrot, popularize of fractal geometry, was born.
Nuremberg trials of Nazis began at the Nuremberg Palace of Justice.
1954: American aviation pioneer
Clyde Cessna died. 1967: At 11 AM, the
Census Clock at the Department of Commerce hit 200 million (300
million in October 2006). 1985: Microsoft released
version 1.0. 1991: The U.S. provided $1.5B in food and technical
assistance to the
Soviet Union. 1993:
NAFTA was approved by the U.S. senate - that "giant sucking
sound" of jobs turned out to be a "giant blowing sound" of illegals
into the country. 1998: Construction of the
International Space Station (ISS) began. 2000: Intel introduced
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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.