1772: The "Act to
Regulate the Practice of Physick & Surgery within the colony of New Jersey," the first
commission in the U.S., was put into effect. 1798: George Washington appointed Samuel Osgood
of Massachusetts as the first Postmaster General under the Constitution. 1818:
Dr. James Blundell preformed the first transfusion using human blood, as
opposed to animal blood. 1868:
the mathematician who invented the famous single-sided strip that bears his name, died. 1871:
A patent was issued to David Saylor for the composition of
Portland cement. 1887:
Sir Barnes Wallis,
inventor of the WWII, 9 kilopound "dambuster" bombs, was born. 1902: Blue jean inventor
Levi Strauss died. 1914:
The Federal Trade
Commission (FTC) was established. 1981: The
made its maiden flight in Everett, WA. 1982:
Paul Kollsman, inventor
of the first accurate barometric altimeter, died. 1984: U.K. and China agreed to
Hong Kong handover. 1991: Four men and four women began a 2-year stay inside
in Oracle, AZ. 1996: Astronaut Shannon Lucid returned to Earth in the shuttle Atlantis after 6 months
aboard the Russian Mir space station. 2002:
Nils Bohlin, inventor
of the 3-point should and lap safety belt, died.
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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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