Today is Mole Day, 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m. (Mole Times) on 10/23 (10^23). 1762: American engineer Samuel Morey, inventor of the internal combustion engine, was born. 1868: Frederick Lanchester, automobile and aeronautics pioneer who built the first British petrol automobile, was born. 1921: Scottish inventor of the pneumatic tire, John Dunlop, died. 1944: The Battle of Leyte Gulf, where the Japanese first used Kamikaze ("divine wind") tactics began. 1983: Homicide attackers' bomb-laden trucks blew up the U.S. and French barracks at the Beirut Airport in Lebanon, killing 241 U.S. marines and 58 French paratroopers. 2006: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory announced the discovery of exotic particles that are relatives of the proton and neutron, called Sigma-sub-b [Σb].
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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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