Today is Boss's Day (2007). 1758:
Webster, creator of America's first dictionary, was born. 1846:
American dentist, Dr. William Morton made the first public demonstration
of the administration of
1908: The first aeroplane flight in England was made by
Samuel Cody. 1928: A patent was issued for the first commercially
light bulb frosted on the inside. 1962: The
Cuban Missile Crisis began as President Kennedy was informed
that reconnaissance photographs had revealed the presence of Soviet-deployed
missile bases in Cuba. 1964: China detonated its first
atomic bomb. 1987:
Hurricane winds battered southern England. 2001:
Enron reported a 3rd quarter loss of $618 million. 2002: North
Korea told the United States it had a secret
nuclear weapons program in violation of a 1994 agreement signed
with the Clinton administration. 2003:
Anadigics acquired Celeritek's power amp group. 2004: An unmanned
space capsule crash-landed into a house.
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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.