announced his discovery of the element columbium 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 ordered
gasoline rationing, beginning December 1. 1953: The House of Lords voted
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
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. 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.