1862: The first test of
was completed by Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard.
1902: Marie and Pierre Curie isolated the radioactive element
, who shared a Nobel Prize with Guglielmo Marconi
for the development of wireless telegraphy, died. 1928: English
, who first identified
as an astronomical observatory, was born. 1961:
multiplex broadcasting was approved by the FCC. 1967:
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.
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.
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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.