, who first documented the roughly 10-year sunspot
cycle, died. 1900: The U.S. Navy acquired its first
, who founded the company that became Sony Corporation,
was born. 1921:
broadcast the first radio sporting event - a boxing match. 1945:
During World War II, American soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration
. 1957: A
Ryan X-13 Vertijet
became the first jet to take-off and land
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
made its closest approach to Earth this latest
appearance. 2001: China Agreed to Release 24 Crewmembers of a U.S.
| Feb | Mar |
Apr | May |
Jun | Jul |
Aug | Sep |
Oct | Nov |
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.