died. 1843: American engineer
, inventor of the internal combustion engine, died.
accomplished the first successful helicopter lift-off
from water near Stratford, CT. 1964:
became first woman to fly an airplane solo around
the world. 1964: Ford introduced the
at the New York World's Fair (see original
Mustang TV ad
). 1970: The astronauts of
splashed down safely in the Pacific, four days after
a ruptured oxygen tank crippled their spacecraft. 1986: French aircraft
, inventor of the Rolodex (rolling index), died.
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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.