Congress adjourned in Philadelphia. 1854:
C.W. Post, founder of
Post Cereal Company, was born. 1861: The
Pony Express made
its last run on the day the first continental telegraph news dispatch was sent. 1936: The
first generator at Boulder Dam (renamed Hoover Dam) began transmitting electricity to Los
Angeles. 1940: The venerable P-51 Mustang made its maiden flight. 1951:
Winston Churchill was elected to a second term as Prime Minister. 1954:
Chevrolet unveiled its V-8 engine, at 265 cid. 1956: The
International Atomic Energy
Agency was established. 1966:
the first Pacific communications satellite, was launched. 1972: Helicopter pioneer
Igor Sikorsky died.
1977: The experimental space shuttle "Enterprise"
glided to a bumpy but successful landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California. 1984: "Baby Fae" received a heart transplant from a baboon.
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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.