Franklin (BF) Goodrich, founder of America's rubber industry, was born. 1862:
Richard Gatling received patent for his machine gun. 1873: First
U.S. patent for a
gold crown issued to Dr. John Beers of San Francisco, CA. 1879:
The cash register was invented by James J. (Jake) Ritty. 1922: The
entrance to King Tutankhamun's (King Tut) tomb was discovered. 1933: Britain
Charles K. Kao, "the
father of fiber optic communications," was born. 1952: General Dwight D. Eisenhower
swept a victory in the American presidential elections. 1979: Iranian Islamic militants
seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran and took 63 Americans hostage. 1980: Ronald Reagan
defeated Jimmah Carter in a landslide.
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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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