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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.
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
RF Cafe logos
. Where available, I like to use images from postage stamps from the country where
the person or event occurred.
1875: Samuel Schwabe, who first documented the roughly 10-year sunspot cycle, died. 1900: The U.S. Navy acquired its first submarine. 1908: Masaru Ibuka, who founded the company that became Sony Corporation, was born. 1921: KDKA broadcast the first radio sporting event - a boxing match. 1945: During World War II, American soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald. 1957: A Ryan X-13 Vertijet became the first jet to take-off and land vertically. 1970: Apollo 13 blasted off on a mission to the moon that was disrupted when an explosion crippled the spacecraft; the astronauts managed to return safely. 1984: Challenger astronauts completed the first in-space satellite repair on the Solar Max. 1986: Halley's Comet made its closest approach to Earth this latest appearance. 2001: China Agreed to Release 24 Crewmembers of a U.S. EP-3E Surveillance Plane.