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Note: These historical tidbits have been collected from various sources, mostly on the Internet. As detailed in
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.
significant historical events and
dates for inclusion in these lists. I will be glad to include your name and birthday. Please do not submit your death
date ;-) A couple 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.
Today is April Fool's Day. 1826: Samuel Mory patented the internal combustion engine. 1875: Sir Francis Galton published the first newspaper weather map in The Times of London. 1918: England's Royal Flying Corps was replaced by the Royal Air Force. 1931: Norman Abramson, who developed the ALOHANET, the forerunner to the Ethernet, was born. 1938: The first commercially successful fluorescent lamps were introduced. 1957: The BBC broadcasted a spoof documentary about spaghetti crops in Switzerland. 1960: TIROS-1, the first weather satellite, was launched from Cape Canaveral. 1976: Apple Computer began operations. 1981: Russia adopted Daylight Savings Time. 1986 World oil prices dipped below $10 a barrel. 1999: Britain introduced a minimum wage.