1839: Chocolate maker
George Cadbury was born. 1843:
Gustave-Gaspard Coriolis, who discovered the differential circulation
effect that bears his name, died. 1876: Inventor Melville Bissell received a U.S.
patent for the
carpet sweeper. 1928: The first airplane flight
using a diesel engine was made in a
Stinson Detroiter. 1957: The U.S. conducted its first underground
nuclear test, in the Nevada desert, at Area 12 of the
Nevada Test Site. 1968:
American physicist Chester Carlson, inventor of
xerography, died. 1982: The first "smiley-face" emoticon :-) appeared on an online
bulletin board. 1986: My wonderful daughter,
was born - Happy Birthday! 1988: Israel launched its first satellite, "Offeq-1"
(Horizon 1), onboard a Shavit rocket, becoming the ninth country in space. 2006:
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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.