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.
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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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
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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.