1958: Elvis Presley joined the army. 1962: Danish physicist Auguste Piccard, who pioneered high altitude balloon and deep sea vehicle research, died. 1965: Millions watched a first-ever 15-minute live broadcast of the Ranger 9 crashing into the moon. 1989: The Exxon Valdez oil tanker struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and spilled 240,000 barrels of crude oil. 1992: The first Belgian astronaut, Dirk Frimout, went into space onboard the Atlantis Space Shuttle.
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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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