Today is New Mexico Annexation Day. 1834: Aeronautical pioneer
Samuel Langley was born. 1868:
who founded the General Electric research laboratory, was born. 1902: In
Hartford, CT, President Theodore
Roosevelt became the first president to ride in an automobile. 1906: The
Victor Talking Machine Company began to manufacture the Victrola record player. 1910:
Japan formally annexed
Korea. 1932: The BBC
began its first TV broadcast in England. 1940: Analog design legend
Bob Pease was born. 1940:
Sir Oliver Lodge,
who perfected the radio detection coherer, died. 1962: The world's first
nuclear-powered ship, the
its maiden voyage from Yorktown, VA, to Savannah, GA. 1890: James McDonnell, founder
Aircraft Company, died. 1992:
Vicki Weaver was killed
by an FBI sharpshooter as she stood with her baby in her arms at Ruby Ridge, OR, compliments
of Janet Reno. 1989: The first complete ring around
Neptune was discovered.
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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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