first automobile race
took place between Chicago and Waukegan, IL, with six cars, and the winner averaged 7
mph on the 55-mile course. 1900: The
consisting of eight baseball teams, was organized in Philadelphia. 1925: The
Grand Ole Opry in Nashville made its radio debut on station WSM.
shortwave (109 meters) transatlantic DX established by radio amateur
Léon Deloy (call sign 8AB) in Nice, France, with F. H. Schnell (1MO) in Hartford, Connecticut,
USA. 1954: Italian-born Nobel physicist
Enrico Fermi died. 1963: Cape Canaveral was renamed
Cape Kennedy. 1964: The United
States launched the space probe
4 on a course to Mars. 1983: 1st human Ham radio transmission from space by
NASA STS-9 astronaut
Owen Garriott. 1994: Norway rejected membership in the
European Union for a second time. 1995: The federal 55 mph
speed limit was
eliminated by Bill Clinton. 2000: The eighth tar drop fell in the University of Queensland
Samuel T. Cohen, designer of the neutron bomb, died.
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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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