1850: The U.S. Navy abolished flogging as a form of punishment. 1895: French microbiologist Louis Pasteur, who developed the pasteurization process for milk preservation and developed the rabies vaccine, died. 1924: Two U.S. Army Air Service DT-2 airplanes landed in Seattle, WA, after completing the first round-the-world flight in 175 days. 1925: Supercomputer pioneer Seymour Cray was born. 1938: Charles Duryea, who along with his brother built the first commercially sold automobiles, died. 1953: Astronomer Edwin Hubbell died. 1955: The World Series was televised in color for the first time. 1980: Carl Sagan's 13-part "Cosmos" premiered on PBS (see on Google Video). 1989: Jeffrey Petkovich and Peter Debernardi were the first duo ever to survive going over the 176-foot-high Niagara Falls in the same barrel. 1997: The 103rd convention of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) was held in New York City, NY, and officially debuted the DVD format.
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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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