Gregorian calendar was introduced in Italy and some other Catholic
Robert Goddard, "the father of modern rocketry," was born. 1930:
Pavel Popovich, who along with fellow cosmonaut
Andriyan Nikolayev became the first pair of humans in space,
was born. 1947:
President Truman delivered the first televised White House address,
where in he asked Americans to refrain from eating certain foods
to stockpile supplies for sending to Europeans suffering from crop
failures. 1966: A partial core meltdown at the
Enrico Fermi nuclear breeder reactor killed three workers. 1970:
Public Broadcasting System (PBS) officially became a network.
Earl Tupper, inventor of the plastic Tupperware, died. 1992:
1992: Both houses of Congress voted to override President Bush's
veto of a measure to
re-regulate cable television companies. 1996: Supercomputer
Seymour Cray died.
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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
dates for inclusion in these lists. I will be glad to include your name and birthday. Please do not submit your death
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.