1854: George Eastman, of Eastman-Kodak fame, was born. 1861: American educator, scientist, chemist, inventor and botanist, George Washington Carver, was born. 1895: R. Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the geodesic dome and after whom the Buckeyball (the Buckminsterfullerene) was named, was born. 1910: Charles Rolls, co-founder of the Rolls-Royce company, died. 1913: Physics Nobel laureate Willis Lamb, who determined fine structure of the hydrogen spectrum, was born. 1920: The Panama Canal formally opened. 1934: Ole Evinrude, of outboard motor fame, died. 1941: Moscow was bombed by the German Luftwaffe for the first time. 1944: The RAF 616 squadron became the first air force to use jet aircraft in operational service. 1952: Dwight D. Eisenhower resigned from the army to begin his presidential campaign. 1960: The first Etch-A-Sketch went on sale. 1982: The last of the distinctive looking Checker taxicabs rolled off the assembly line in Kalamazoo, MI.
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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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