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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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.