1486: The first known copyright was issued in Venice. 1859: A solar flare (Carrington's Flare)was observed for the first time by astronomer Richard Carrington. 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 first aerial 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.
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