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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.
1756: Jacques Cassini,
discoverer of the Cassini
Division 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
Boisbaudran, discoverer of gallium, was born. 1906: San Francisco was hit by a disastrous
1907: Denmark became the first country to use fingerprinting to identify criminals. 1923:
opened. 1925: World
Amateur Radio Day (WARD) established to commemorate the founding of the International Amateur
Radio Union (IARU). 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 (Fleming valve), died. 1955: Nobel laureate
Albert Einstein, died. 1989: Thousands of
Chinese students demanding democracy tried to storm Communist Party headquarters in Beijing.