Jean Blanchard made his first successful ascent in a balloon he built
himself. 1861: The
Patent Act of 1861 increased term of a patent grant
from 14 to 17 years (now it is 20 years). 1902:
of radar development and Franck-Condon fame, was born. 1904:
Theodor Seuss Geisel,
aka "Dr. Seuss," was born. 1949: Captain James Gallagher and his 13-man US Air Force
crew completed the first around-the-world non-stop flight in 94 hours in a
Superfortress, the "Lucky Lady
II." 1969: The Concorde
supersonic aircraft made its maiden flight. 1972: U.S. spacecraft
Pioneer 10 was launched
and became the first man-made object to leave the solar system. 1995:
Yahoo! was incorporated.
Anaconda began in Afghanistan.
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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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