1513: The Pacific Ocean was discovered
by Spanish explorer Vasco de Balboa when he crossed the Isthmus of Panama. 1843:
Bissell, inventor of the carpet sweeper, was born. 1903: The
arrived at Kitty Hawk, NC, to begin work on their first powered aircraft. 1928: Motorola was
initially incorporated as
Manufacturing Corporation. 1933: The
Collins Radio Company
was incorporated. 1956: The first
telephone cable was placed in service (Clarenville, Newfoundland to Oban, Scotland). 1973:
The three crewmen of Skylab 3 landed in the Pacific Ocean after being on the U.S. space laboratory
for 59 days. 1998:
Mark McGwire hit his 66th home run, just 45 minutes after Sammy Sosa hit
his 66th homer of the season.
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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.