1783: The first successful untethered manned flight was made in a hot air balloon. 1877: Thomas Edison announced the invention of his phonograph. 1922: Rebecca Felton of Georgia was sworn in as the first woman to serve as a member of the U.S. Senate. 1935: A Pan American Airways China Clipper made the first commercial aircraft crossing of the Pacific. 1938: WBOE in Cleveland, OH, became first school-operated radio station. 1938: Construction of the Washington National Airport (renamed Reagan National) began. 1942: The Alaska-Canadian Highway (Alcan Highway) across Canada was formally opened. 1969: The first ARPANET link was established between the University of California, Los Angeles and the Stanford Research Institute. 1985: Former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Jay Pollard was arrested and accused of spying for Israel. 1995: The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closed above 5,000 for the first time. 2006: Google stocks hit the $500 mark.
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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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