1703: English mathematician
John Wallis, who introduced the infinity symbol (∞), died. 1886:
Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, was dedicated
in New York Harbor by U.S. President Cleveland. 1914:
Dr. Jonas Salk, inventor of the polio vaccine, was born. 1922:
The first coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a football game was
made. 1962: The
Cuban Missile Crisis ended after Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev
announced that the nuclear missile installations in Cuba would be
dismantled. 1965: The
Gateway Arch (Gateway to the West)
along the waterfront in St. Louis, MO, was completed. 1971: England
became the 6th nation to launch a satellite, the
John Backus, inventer of the
language (FORmula TRANslation), died.
Marie Daly, America's first woman to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry,
died. 2005: American Nobel physicist
Richard Smalley, co-discoverer of a form of carbon named the
buckminsterfullerene ("buckyballs"), died.
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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.