American Chemical Society was incorporated in NY. 1914: Frequency
hopping spread spectrum inventor
Hedy Lamarr was born. 1921:
Albert Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work with
the photoelectric effect. 1934: American astronomer
Carl Sagan (aka
Butt-Head Astronomer), of the PBS series fame, was born.
1961: USAF Major Robert White flew the
X-15 rocket plane to a record speed of Mach 6.04 (6,587 km/h)
and to a 30.97 km altitude. 1965: The biggest electricity grid failure
in U.S. history, the "Great
Northeast Blackout," caused a 13-hour blackout in northeast
America and parts of Canada. 1989: East Berlin opened its borders.
1967: The first flight of the
V heavy booster of the Apollo program (Apollo
4) was made. 1978:
Kirt B. (that's
me) entered the USAF to train as a radar repair technician. 1985:
Gary Kasparov, 22, became the youngest world chess champion.
Anik A, Canada's first domestic communications satellite, was
launched. 1994: German scientists at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung
(GSI) in Darmstadt, Germany created the first atom of element 110
Unn). 2005: The
Space Agency (ESA) launched its
Venus Express spacecraft from Kazakhstan. 2011: First nationwide
test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS).
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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.