the oldest institute of higher learning in the U.S., was founded. 1894:
Hermann von Helmholtz, who experimented
with physiology, optics, electrodynamics, mathematics, and meteorology, and inventor of the
Helmholtz coil, died. 1900: Galveston, TX, was struck by a hurricane that
killed about 6,000 people. 1920: Air Mail service began between NY City and San Francisco. 1930:
Scotch tape was developed by
Richard Drew. 1930: The
comic strip "Blondie"
made its debut - her maiden name was Boopadoop. 1944: The
German V2 rocket barrage
began in London. 1960: NASA's
Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL, was dedicated. 1965:
Joshua Lionel Cowen, founder
of the Lionel model train company, died. 1966: NBC-TV aired the first episode of "Star Trek" entitled "The Man Trap." 2000: "Go Slow" protests were held in the UK to protest high fuel prices. 2012:
William Moggridge, designer of the first laptop computer, 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.