Edison Lamp Works, the
first electric incandescent lamp factory in the U.S., was opened in Menlo Park, NJ. 1908:
The Model-T Ford
was announced to be available for $850. 1942: The
Bell P-59 Airacomet
fighter, the first U.S. jet, makes maiden flight. 1962: Johnny Carson succeeded Jack Paar
as regular host of NBC's "Tonight"
show. 1969: The
Anglo-French Concorde broke the sound barrier for the first time. 1979: The
Canal Zone was turned back over to Panama. 1981:
EPCOT (Experimental Prototype
Community of Tomorrow) Center opened in Florida. 2001: The world's first 3-G, W-CDMA wireless
network debuted in Japan (by NTT
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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.