was completed and signed. 1854: Auto manufacturer
David Buick was
born. 1901: The first U.S. patent for a mercury vapor lamp issued to
of NY City. 1911: The first
transcontinental airplane flight began, taking Cal Rogers 82 hours to
fly from NY City to Pasadena, CA. 1916:
Villard Jr., inventor of over-the-horizon radar, was born. 1935:
Sir Watson-Watt, the father of radar, applied for a patent
for his radar concept. 1953: In New Orleans, LA, Carolyn Anne and Catherine Anne Mouton were
the first Siamese twins to be successfully separated by surgery. 1959: The
X-15 rocket plane
made its first powered flight. 1962: U.S. space officials announced the selection of Neil
Armstrong and eight others as new astronauts. 1972:
M*A*S*H premiered on CBS TV. 1976: NASA publicly unveiled the 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.
Fair Use laws permit
small samples of copyrighted content.