1783: The first successful untethered manned flight was made
hot air balloon. 1877: Thomas
Edison announced the invention of his
Rebecca Felton of Georgia was sworn in as the first woman to
serve as a member of the U.S. Senate. 1935: A Pan American Airways
China Clipper made the first commercial aircraft crossing of
the Pacific. 1938:
in Cleveland, OH, became first school-operated radio station. 1938:
Construction of the
Washington National Airport (renamed Reagan National) began.
Alaska-Canadian Highway (Alcan Highway) across Canada was formally
opened. 1969: The first
ARPANET link was established between the University of California,
Los Angeles and the Stanford Research Institute. 1985: Former U.S.
Navy intelligence analyst
Jay Pollard was arrested and accused of spying for Israel. 1995:
Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closed above 5,000 for the
first time. 2006:
Google stocks hit the $500 mark.
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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.