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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.
1756: Jacques Cassini, discoverer of the
between the A and B rings of Saturn, died. 1775: Paul Revere began his famous ride from
Charlestown to Lexington, MA, warning American colonists that the British were coming. 1838: Lecoq de Boisbaudran,
discoverer of gallium, was born. 1906: San Francisco was hit by a disastrous
earthquake. 1907: Denmark became the first country to use fingerprinting to identify criminals. 1923:
opened. 1925: The first U.S. commercial transcontinental radio transmission of a radio facsimile was sent from
San Francisco to New York City. 1942: An air squadron from the USS Hornet led by Lt. Col.
James H. Doolittle
raided Tokyo and other Japanese cities. 1945: Sir John Ambrose Fleming, inventor
of the diode tube, died. 1955: Nobel laureate
Albert Einstein, died. 1989: Thousands of
Chinese students demanding democracy tried to storm Communist Party headquarters in Beijing.