Henry Ford was born
in Dearborn, MI. 1888: Vladimir Zworykin, inventor of the iconoscope and known as "the father
of television," was born. 1898: Scientific American carried the first magazine automobile
advertisement, for the Winton Auto Car Company. 1898: Corn Flakes were invented by
1909: The Wright Brothers
deliver their first military plane, the
Military Flyer, to the
army. 1928: George
Eastman showed the first color motion pictures. 1946: The German
V-2 reached an altitude
of 100 miles for the first time. 1956: The phrase “In God We Trust” was adopted as the U.S. national motto. 1971:
Apollo 15, the fourth manned lunar mission, landed on the moon. 1998:
A group of 13 Ohio machinists stepped forward to claim the $295.7 million
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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.