Elvis Presley joined
the army. 1962: Swiss physicist
who pioneered high altitude balloon and deep sea vehicle research, died. 1965: Millions
watched a first-ever 15-minute live broadcast of the
Ranger 9 crashing into the moon. 1989: The
Exxon Valdez oil
tanker struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and spilled 240,000 barrels of
crude oil. 1992: The first Belgian astronaut,
went into space onboard the Atlantis Space Shuttle.
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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.