Patent leather was manufactured for the first time by
Seth Boyden. 1842:
James Dewar, inventor of the flask that bears his name, was
born. 1850: The United States Congress abolished the
slave trade in the District of Columbia. 1853:
Elisha Otis opened his safety elevator company in Yonkers, NY.
1921: KDKA in Pittsburgh, PA, started the world's first daily radio
newscast. 1938: A patent was granted for "synthetic fiber" (nylon) to Wallace Carothers. 1962: The
Queen Elizabeth II was launched.
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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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