1790: The U.S. Copyright Law was passed. 1852: German physician Richard Petri, inventor of the Petri Dish, was born. 1879: Madison Square Garden opened, and the first electric railway opened at the Berlin Trades Exposition. 1889: More than 2,000 people perished when a dam break sent water rushing through Johnstown, PA. 1915: A German zeppelin made an air raid on London. 1927: Ford Motor Company produced its last "Tin Lizzie." 1977: The Trans-Alaska oil pipeline was completed after three years of work. 1996: Benjamin Netanyahu won Israel's election for prime minister. 2005: "Deep Throat," of Watergate fame, finally identified himself after 30 years.
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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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