departed from Plymouth, England and arrived at Provincetown, MA, on November 2nd and then
at Plymouth, MA, on December 26th, with 102 passengers onboard. 1736:
inventor of the temperature scale bearing his name, died. 1877: Jacob Schick, inventor of
the electric razor, was born. 1908:
was incorporated by
William Crapo "Billy" Durant. 1914: The
Canadian Aviation Corps was formed. 1919: The
American Legion was
created. 1919: Marvin Middlemark, inventor of the television "rabbit
ears" antenna, was born. 1940: U.S. President Roosevelt signed into law the
Selective Training and Service Act, which set up the first peacetime military
draft in U.S. history. 1963: "Outer Limits" premiered on ABC. 1996: The
of 1996 was passed to allow competition for local phone service.
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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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