, of airplane fame, was born. 1912:
became the first woman to fly across the English Channel. 1921:
, America's first woman to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry,
was born. 1935:
Fibber McGee and Molly
premiered on NBC radio. 1946: The U.S.
launched its first captured German
at White Sands, NM. 1956: The first solar powered
radios went on sale. 1958: English chemist
who made the image of the DNA helix structure, died. 1972:
blasted off on a voyage to the moon. 1976: The
probe made what was then the closest ever approach
to the sun at 27 million miles. 1987: The U.S. Patent Office began
allowing the patenting of new animals created by
. 1999: President Clinton defended NATO air
strikes against Serbian targets, saying U.S. involvement in Kosovo
was a moral imperative.
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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.