Today is New Mexico Annexation Day. 1834: Aeronautical pioneer Samuel Langley was born. 1868: Willis Whitney, 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 Savannah, completed its maiden voyage from Yorktown, VA, to Savannah, GA. 1890: James McDonnell, founder of the McDonnell 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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