September 11, 2001: 19 members of the extremist Muslim terrorist group
al-Qaeda, used four hijacked aircraft to crash into the twin World Trade Center buildings,
the Pentagon, and a field in Shanksville, PA. The final death toll includes nearly 3000
souls on the planes, in the ground targets, and rescue personnel. Many countries have
joined the fight against terrorism, many appease out of
cowardice, and many
actively abet the enemy. We build up, they tear down. We spread freedom, they spread
tyranny. We heal the sick,
they kill and maim. Every citizen of the world pays the price in lost opportunity due
to resources expended fighting the terrorists. We shall defeat this enemy both from without
and from within - no apologies.
1816: German optician
Carl Zeiss, of precision optics fame, was born. 1845:
Baudot, who created a telegraphic code that eventually replaced Morse Code, and after
whom the term "baud" is named, was born. 1884:
who first demonstrated stereophonic sound, was
born. 1937: Astronaut Robert Crippen, who piloted the first Space Shuttle, Columbia, was
born. 1946: The first mobile long-distance car-to-car telephone conversation took place
between Houston, TX, and St. Louis, MI. 1997: The
Surveyor went into orbit around Mars.
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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.