1854: Slavery opponents
met in Ripon, WI, to call for creation of a new political group, which became the
1893: Carborundum was patented by Edward Acheson. 1901: Nobel Prize laureate
Linus Pauling, who who applied quantum mechanics to the study of
molecular structures, was born. 1911: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. was organized. 1935:
Nylon was discovered by
researchers at DuPont. 1939: The word "dord" was inadvertently created via a misprint in the Merriam Webster
dictionary, being ascribed the definition "density." 1956: Jay Forrester awarded
patent for iron core memory. 1983: The final episode of
aired with a record 125 million viewers. 1993: BATF agents raided the
Branch Dividian church
in Waco, TX, which culminated in the burning deaths of 79 people, including 25 children.
1995: Denver International Airport (DIA) opened after 16 months of delays
and $3.2 billion in budget overruns. 2009: Radio announcer
Paul Harvey 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.
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small samples of copyrighted content.