Today is Boss's
Day (2007). 1758: Noah Webster,
creator of America's first dictionary, was born. 1846: American dentist, Dr. William Morton
made the first public demonstration of the administration of
ether anesthetic. 1908: The
first aeroplane flight in England was made by
Samuel Franklin Cody.
1928: A patent was issued for the first commercially viable electric
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
Hurricane winds battered southern England. 1999:
Jean Shepherd, pioneer
talk radio host, raconteur, and amateur radio operator (K2ORS), died. 2001:
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:
Celeritek's power amp group. 2004: An unmanned Chinese
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. 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.