1839: Chocolate maker
George Cadbury was born. 1843:
Gustave-Gaspard Coriolis, who discovered the differential circulation
effect that bears his name, died. 1876: Inventor Melville Bissell
received a U.S. patent for the
carpet sweeper. 1928: The first airplane flight using a diesel
engine was made in a
Stinson Detroiter. 1957: The U.S. conducted its first underground
nuclear test, in the Nevada desert, at Area 12 of the
Nevada Test Site. 1968: American physicist
Chester Carlson, inventor of
xerography, died. 1982: The first "smiley-face"
emoticon :-) appeared on an online bulletin board. 1986: My wonderful
was born - Happy Birthday! 1988: Israel launched its first satellite,
(Horizon 1), onboard a Shavit rocket, becoming the ninth country
in space. 2006: RF Cafe became an international entity with the
acquisition of the rfcafe.eu domain name.
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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.