1848: Niagara Falls stopped flowing for one day due to an ice jam. 1853: Elihu Thomson, electrical engineer and inventor whose discoveries in the field of alternating current led to the development of successful alternating current motors, was born. 1886: Dr. John Pemberton brewed the first batch of Coca Cola. 1927: For the first time an automobile, the "Mystery Sunbeam," exceeded 200 mph. 1932: Jack Benny debuted on radio. 1973: The U.S. withdrew from Vietnam. 1974: Mariner 10 took the first close-up pictures of Mercury. 1984: The Baltimore Colts moved to Indianapolis under the cover of darkness. 1999: The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closed above 10,000 for the first time. 2000: The Patent and Trademark Office became the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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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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