Today is Boss's Day (2007). 1758: Noah Webster, creator of America's first dictionary, was born. 1846: American dentist, Dr. William Morton made the first public demonstration of the administration of ether anesthetic. 1908: The first aeroplane flight in England was made by Samuel Franklin Cody. 1928: A patent was issued for the first commercially viable electric light bulb frosted on the inside. 1962: The Cuban Missile Crisis began as President Kennedy was informed that reconnaissance photographs had revealed the presence of Soviet-deployed missile bases in Cuba. 1964: China detonated its first atomic bomb. 1987: Hurricane winds battered southern England. 1999: Jean Shepherd, pioneer talk radio host, raconteur, and amateur radio operator (K2ORS), died. 2001: Enron reported a 3rd quarter loss of $618 million. 2002: North Korea told the United States it had a secret nuclear weapons program in violation of a 1994 agreement signed with the Clinton administration. 2003: Anadigics acquired Celeritek's power amp group. 2004: An unmanned Chinese space capsule crash-landed into a house.
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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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