1880: Edison Lamp Works, the first electric incandescent lamp factory in the U.S., was opened in Menlo Park, NJ. 1908: The Model-T Ford was announced to be available for $850. 1942: The Bell P-59 Airacomet fighter, the first U.S. jet, makes maiden flight. 1962: Johnny Carson succeeded Jack Paar as regular host of NBC's "Tonight" show. 1969: The Anglo-French Concorde broke the sound barrier for the first time. 1979: The Canal Zone was turned back over to Panama. 1981: EPCOT (Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow) Center opened in Florida. 2001: The world's first 3-G, W-CDMA wireless network debuted in Japan (by NTT DoCoMo).
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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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