1841: Benjamin 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. 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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