1846: Ether was
used as an anesthetic
for the first time. 1882: The world's first
plant in the U.S. was opened on the Fox River, in Appleton, WI. 1882:
Hans Geiger, inventor
of the Geiger counter alpha particle detector, was born. 1882:
designer of the famed J-5 Whirlwind radial engine, was born. 1917: Irving Berlin Kahn, inventor
of the teleprompter,
was born. 1935: The Boulder Dam (renamed to Hoover Dam), in Boulder City, NV, was dedicated
1947: The World Series was televised for the first time, and the sponsors
only paid $65,000 for the entire series between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees.
Berlin Airlift ended after 278,288 flights and delivery of 2,326,406 tons
of supplies. 1954: The U.S. Navy commissioned the
Nautilus submarine as
the first atomic-powered vessel. 1968: The
Boeing 747 was rolled out the factory. 1982: H. Ross Perot Jr. and Jay
Colburn completed the first circumnavigation of the world in a helicopter, the
of Texas. 1985: Seismologist
Charles Richter, who devised the earthquake-measuring scale that bears
his name, died.
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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.