1851: Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, who produced the first permanent photograph, died. 1908: Kamerlingh Onnes first made helium liquid at a temperature of 4.2 K. 1910: Johann Galle, who was the first to observe Neptune, died. 1920: Edward Lowe, inventor of kitty litter, was born. 1925: The "Scopes Monkey Trial" began in Dayton, TN. 1933: Harold D. Arnold, whose research led to the development of long-distance telephony and radio communication, died. 1933: The first police radio system began operating in Eastchester Township, NY. 1938: Howard Hughes began a record-breaking round-the-world flight in a specially modified Lockheed Super Electra. 1958: The first parking meters were installed in England. 1962: The Telstar geosynchronous telecommunications satellite was launched. 1985: Coca-Cola resumed selling the old formula of Coke, renaming it "Coca-Cola Classic." 2000: The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) was born from the link-up of German DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG, French Aerospatiale Matra and CASA of Spain.
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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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