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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.
1862: The first test of pasteurization was completed by Louis
Pasteur and Claude Bernard. 1902: Marie and Pierre Curie isolated the radioactive element
Ferdinand Braun, who shared a Nobel Prize with Guglielmo Marconi for the development of wireless telegraphy,
died. 1928: English astronomer
Gerald Hawkins, who first identified Stonehenge as an astronomical observatory, was born.
multiplex broadcasting was approved by the FCC. 1967: Surveyor 3
landed on the moon and began sending photos back to the U.S. 1978: Korean Air Flight 902 was shot
down while in Russian airspace. 1989: The first successful testing of high-definition TV was announced. 1994: The
search engine, brainchild of Brian Pinkerton, went online at the University of Washington. 1999: Eric Harris
and Dylan Klebold shot and killed 12 classmates and 1 teacher before taking their own lives at Columbine High School
in Littleton, CO.