1891: American communications pioneer and RCA's first general manager, David Sarnoff, was born. 1900: Felix Hoffman was awarded a patent for acetyl salicylic acid (Aspirin). 1906: Aeronautical pioneer Samuel Langley died. 1910: American aeronautical engineer Kelly Johnson, who founded the Lockheed Skunk Works, was born. 1932: The neutron was discovered by Dr. James Chadwick. 1936: Ivan Petrovich Pavlov, of salivating dog fame, died. 1942: J.S. Hey discovered radio emissions from the Sun. 1962: Astronaut Wally Schirra, the only man to fly in America's first three space programs: Mercury, Gemini and Apollo, blasted off from Cape Canaveral aboard the "Sigma 7" on a nine-hour flight. 1999: Colin Prescot and Andy Elson set a new hot air balloon endurance record by staying aloft for 233 hours and 55 minutes.
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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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