Arthur Compton, who won a Nobel Prize for his discovery of the
Compton Effect, where x-ray wavelengths change when colliding
with electron in metal, was born. 1898:
Semon, the inventor of PVC plastic, was born. 1934:
Maxie Anderson, who co-piloted the first transatlantic balloon
flight on the
Double Eagle II, was born. 1935: "Popeye"
was heard on NBC radio for the first time. 1939: Canada
declared war on Germany. 1953: Swanson began selling its first
dinner." 1979: President Jimmy Carter granted
clemency to four
Puerto Rican nationalists who had been imprisoned for an attack
on the U.S. House of Representatives in 1954 and an attempted assassination
of President Truman in 1950. 1984:
Jerome Hunsaker, who in 1916 was awarded the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology's (MIT) first Ph.D. in aeronautical engineering, died.
Alec Jeffreys discovered x-ray fingerprinting. 1993: "The
X-Files" premiered on Fox Television. 1999: 11
FALN terrorists were set free from prison following clemency
from President Clinton.
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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.