Charles Hatchett announced his discovery of the element
before the Royal Society in London. 1867: The
refrigerated railroad car was patented by J.B. Sutherland. 1876:
Willis Carrier, inventor of the first practical air conditioning
system, manufactured weather," was born. 1885: The first
meteor trail was photographed by L. Weinek in Prague during
an Andromedid storm. 1922: The first successful
Technicolor motion picture film, "The
Toll of the Sea," was released. 1934:
Beckman Instruments was incorporated. 1942: President Roosevelt
gasoline rationing, beginning December 1. 1953: The House of
Lords voted to allow
commercial television to compete with BBC. 1965: France launched
its first satellite, the
Asterix-1, sending the 92-pound capsule into orbit with the
Diamant booster. 1966: France opened the world's first
tidal power station at Rance estuary, in Brittany. 2003: The
Concord SST made its last flight.
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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.