1486: The first known
copyright was issued in Venice. 1859: A solar flare (Carrington's Flare)was
observed for the first time by astronomer
1865: Joseph Lister
(think Listerine) performed
the first antiseptic surgery. In 1878,
Emma Nutt became the first female telephone operator in the U.S. 1939:
World War II began when Germany invaded Poland. 1953: The
refueling of a jet aircraft by a jet tanker is made with a B-47 Stratojet by a KB-47B
tanker. 1961: The Soviet Union ended a moratorium on
atomic bomb testing.
1979: Pioneer 11 became the first spacecraft to visit Saturn. 1997: The discovery
of a new sub-atomic particle was announced, called the
exotic meson. 1998:
Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals hit his 56th and 57th home runs,
breaking the one-season record set by Hack Wilson in 1930.
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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.