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 born. 1868:
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
Kamikaze ("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 paratroopers. 2006:
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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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.