1856: Black American educator & inventor
Booker T. Washington
was born in Franklin County, VA. 1894: American aircraft designer
founder of Bell Aircraft (maker of the Bell X-1 the first broke the sound barrier), was
born. 1951: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death for conspiring
to commit espionage for the Soviet Union. 1955:
Winston Churchill resigned as British prime minister. 1963: The U.S.
Atomic Energy Commission gave the Fermi Award to
Robert Oppenheimer for research in nuclear energy (after declaring
him a security risk in 1954). 1973:
Pioneer 11 was launched on a mission to Jupiter. 1976: Billionaire
died. 1989: David Letterman became first network TV series to use Dolby stereo. 2063:
will make Earth's first warp-speed flight.
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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.
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