1819: Patent leather was manufactured for the first time by Seth Boyden. 1842: James Dewar, inventor of the flask that bears his name, was born. 1850: The United States Congress abolished the slave trade in the District of Columbia. 1853: Elisha Otis opened his safety elevator company in Yonkers, NY. 1921: KDKA in Pittsburgh, PA, started the world's first daily radio newscast. 1938: A patent was granted for "synthetic fiber" (nylon) to Wallace Carothers. 1962: The Queen Elizabeth II was launched.
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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.
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