Mole Day, 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m. (Mole Times) on 10/23 (10^23).
1762: American engineer
Samuel Morey, inventor of the internal combustion engine, was
Frederick Lanchester, automobile and aeronautics pioneer who
built the first British petrol automobile, was born. 1921: Scottish
inventor of the pneumatic tire,
John Dunlop, died. 1944: The
Battle of Leyte Gulf, where the Japanese first used
("divine wind") tactics began. 1983: Homicide attackers' bomb-laden
trucks blew up the U.S. and French barracks at the
Beirut Airport in Lebanon, killing 241 U.S. marines and 58 French
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory announced the discovery
of exotic particles that are relatives of the proton and neutron,
called Sigma-sub-b [Σb].
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Note: These historical tidbits have been collected from various sources, mostly on the Internet. As detailed in
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.
significant historical events and
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date ;-) A couple 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.