communications pioneer and RCA's first general manager,
David Sarnoff, was born. 1900:
Felix Hoffman was awarded a patent for acetyl salicylic acid (Aspirin). 1906: Aeronautical pioneer
died. 1910: American aeronautical engineer
who founded the Lockheed Skunk Works, was born. 1932: The
discovered by Dr. James Chadwick. 1936:
Ivan Petrovich Pavlov, of salivating dog fame, died. 1942:
J.S. Hey discovered radio emissions from the Sun. 1962: Astronaut
Wally Schirra, the only man
to fly in America's first three space programs: Mercury, Gemini and Apollo, blasted off
from Cape Canaveral aboard the "Sigma 7" on a nine-hour flight. 1999: Colin Prescot and Andy Elson
set a new
hot air balloon endurance record by staying aloft for 233 hours and
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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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