1846: Ether was used as an
anesthetic for the first time. 1882: The world's first
power plant in the U.S. was opened on the Fox River, in Appleton, WI. 1882:
inventor of the Geiger counter alpha particle detector, was born. 1882:
Lawrance, designer of the famed J-5 Whirlwind radial engine, was born. 1899:
1st wireless message in the Navy's history sent by
Lt. Blish, U.S.N. 1917: Irving Berlin Kahn, inventor of the
was born. 1935: The Boulder Dam (renamed to Hoover Dam), in Boulder City, NV, was
dedicated 1947: The World Series was televised for the first
time, and the sponsors only paid $65,000 for the entire series between the Brooklyn
Dodgers and the New York Yankees. 1949: The
Berlin Airlift ended after 278,288 flights and delivery of 2,326,406
tons of supplies. 1954: The U.S. Navy commissioned the
submarine as the first atomic-powered vessel. 1968: The
Boeing 747 was rolled out of the factory. 1982: H. Ross Perot
Jr. and Jay Colburn completed the first circumnavigation of the world in a helicopter,
Spirit of Texas. 1985: Seismologist
Richter, who devised the earthquake-measuring scale that bears his name, 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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