automobile race took place between Chicago and Waukegan, IL,
with six cars, and the winner averaged 7 mph on the 55-mile course.
American League, consisting of eight baseball teams, was organized
in Philadelphia. 1925: The
Grand Ole Opry in Nashville made its radio debut on station
WSM. 1923: First
(109 meters) transatlantic DX established by radio amateur Léon
Deloy (call sign 8 AB) in Nice, France, with F. H. Schnell (1 MO)
in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. 1954: Italian-born Nobel physicist
Enrico Fermi died. 1963: Cape Canaveral was renamed
Cape Kennedy. 1964: The United States launched the space probe
Mariner 4 on a course to Mars. 1994: Norway rejected membership
European Union for a second time. 1995: The federal 55 mph
speed limit was eliminated by Bill Clinton. 2000: The eighth
tar drop fell in the University of Queensland
pitch drop experiment. 2010:
Samuel T. Cohen, designer of the neutron bomb, died.
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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.