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,
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.
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.
Carl Zeiss, of precision optics fame, was born. 1845:
Jean-Maurice-Émile Baudot, who created a telegraphic code that
eventually replaced Morse Code, and after whom the term "baud" is
named, was born. 1884:
Harvey Fletcher, 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.
Mars Global Surveyor went into orbit around Mars.
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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.