1772: The "Act to Regulate the Practice of Physick & Surgery
within the colony of New Jersey," the first
doctor licensing commission in the U.S., was put into effect.
1798: George Washington appointed Samuel Osgood of Massachusetts
as the first
General under the Constitution. 1818:
Dr. James Blundell preformed the first transfusion using human
blood, as opposed to animal blood. 1868:
August Möbius, the mathematician who invented the famous single-sided
strip that bears his name, died. 1871: A patent was issued to David
Saylor for the composition of
Portland cement. 1887:
Sir Barnes Wallis, inventor of the WWII, 9 kilopound "dambuster"
bombs, was born. 1902: Blue jean inventor
Levi Strauss died. 1914: The
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was established. 1981: The
Boeing 767-200 made its maiden flight in Everett, WA. 1982:
Paul Kollsman, inventor of the first accurate barometric altimeter,
died. 1984: U.K. and China agreed to
Hong Kong handover. 1991: Four men and four women began a 2-year
Biosphere Two, in Oracle, AZ. 1996: Astronaut
Shannon Lucid returned to Earth in the shuttle Atlantis after
6 months aboard the Russian Mir space station. 2002:
Nils Bohlin, inventor of the 3-point should and lap safety belt,
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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.