Herschel, the first woman to discover a new comet, was born. 1789: German physicist
Georg Simon Ohm, in
honor of whom the unit of resistance is named, was born. 1802: The U.S. Congress established
West Point Military Academy
in NY. 1915: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) began operation. 1918: Nobel laureate
Frederick Reines, who discovered the neutrino, was born. 1922:
Oklahoma City began radio transmissions. 1926:
Goddard launched the first successful liquid-fuel rocket flight (to a height of 184')
in a field in Auburn, MA. 1927: Soviet cosmonaut
who became the first human to die during a space mission when the parachute failed to
open on Soyuz 1, was born. 1935: Adolf Hitler ordered a German rearmament and violated
the Treaty of Versailles. 1966: The first manned docking of two spacecraft
was accomplished by the Gemini 8 spacecraft and the Gemini Agena target vehicle. 1988: Saddam
Hussein ordered the VX gassing of thousands of his own countrymen in
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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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