1513: The Pacific Ocean was
discovered by Spanish explorer
de Balboa when he crossed the Isthmus of Panama. 1843:
Bissell, inventor of the carpet sweeper, was born. 1903: The
Wright brothers arrived at Kitty Hawk, NC, to begin work on their
first powered aircraft. 1928: Motorola was initially incorporated as
Galvin Manufacturing Corporation. 1933: The
Radio Company was incorporated. 1956: The first
Transatlantic telephone cable was placed in service (Clarenville,
Newfoundland to Oban, Scotland). 1973: The three crewmen of
3 landed in the Pacific Ocean after being on the U.S. space laboratory for 59
Mark McGwire hit his 66th home run, just 45 minutes after Sammy
Sosa hit his 66th homer of the season.
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Aug | Sep |
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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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small samples of copyrighted content.