1850: The U.S. Navy abolished
as a form of punishment. 1895: French microbiologist
Louis Pasteur, who
developed the pasteurization process for milk preservation and developed the rabies vaccine,
died. 1924: Two U.S. Army Air Service DT-2 airplanes landed in Seattle, WA, after completing the first
round-the-world flight in 175 days. 1925: Supercomputer pioneer
Seymour Cray was born.
1938: Charles Duryea,
who along with his brother built the first commercially sold automobiles, died. 1953: Astronomer
Edwin Hubbell died.
World Series was televised in color for the first time. 1980: Carl Sagan's
13-part "Cosmos" premiered on PBS (see
on Google Video). 1989: Jeffrey Petkovich
and Peter Debernardi were the first duo ever to survive going over the 176-foot-high
Niagara Falls in the same barrel. 1997: The 103rd convention of the Audio
Engineering Society (AES) was held in New York City, NY, and officially debuted the
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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.