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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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.