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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.
1790: Benjamin Franklin died. 1843: American engineer Samuel Morey, inventor of the internal combustion engine, died. 1941: Igor Sikorsky accomplished the first successful helicopter lift-off from water near Stratford, CT. 1964: Jerrie Mock became first woman to fly an airplane solo around the world. 1964: Ford introduced the Mustang at the New York World's Fair (see original Mustang TV ad). 1970: The astronauts of Apollo 13 splashed down safely in the Pacific, four days after a ruptured oxygen tank crippled their spacecraft. 1986: French aircraft designer Marcel Dassault died. 1996: Arnold Neustadter, inventor of the Rolodex (rolling index), died.