1829: Blue jeans inventor Levi Strauss was born. 1866: American industrialist Herbert Dow, founder of Dow Chemical Company, was born. 1852: American physician John Kellogg, who invented the corn flake and founded a company bearing his name, was born. 1896: Henri Becquerel unintentionally discovered radioactivity from uranium caused by the element having sat upon a photographic plate in his desk drawer. 1903: Richard Gatling, inventor of the Gatling machine gun, died. 1933: A ground-breaking ceremony was held at Crissy Field for the Golden Gate Bridge. 1935: Radar (RAdio Detection And Ranging) was first demonstrated by Sir Robert Watson-Watt of England. 1966: The first Saturn 1B rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, on an unmanned suborbital test flight. 1970: National Public Radio (NPR) was founded. 1991: Iraqi troops fled Kuwait City. 1993: Muslim terrorists exploded a bomb in the parking garage of the World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 others.
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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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