Wrong Way Corrigan Day. 709 BC: The earliest record of a confirmed
eclipse was written in China. 1850: Astronomers at the Harvard Observatory took the
first photograph of a star -
Vega. 1899: NEC Corporation was organized as the first Japanese joint venture
with foreign capital. 1902:
Carrier completed drawings for what came to be recognized as the world's first scientific
air conditioning system. 1920: Gordon Gould, who coined the term "laser," was born. 1920:
Nils Bohlin, inventor
of the 3-point shoulder and lap safety belt, was born. 1947:
Sir Watson-Watt, the father of radar, was granted a patent
for his radar concept. 1955:
opened in Anaheim, CA. 1975: An
Apollo spaceship docked with the Soyuz 19 spacecraft in orbit - it
was the first link up between the U.S. and Soviet Union. 1981: The
Bridge at Kingston-Upon-Hull, England, was opened as the longest single-span bridge
in the world (1.4 km). 1989: The first test flight of
Stealth bomber took
place. 1996: TWA Flight 800
mysteriously crashed off the coast of Long Island. 1997: The
Company closed after 117 years in business.
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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.