, co-developer of the
law of electromagnetic induction, was born. 1836:
General Sam Houston defeated Santa Anna at the
Battle of San Jacinto
, which decided the independence of Texas.
was crossed by a rail train for the first
(aka Mark Twain) died, the same year as an appearance
of Halley's Comet and, amazingly, the comet's previous appearance
came during November 1835, the year of Clemens' birth (throughout
his life, Clemens said that he would "go out with the comet"). 1918:
German fighter ace
Manfred von Richtofen
, "The Red Baron," was shot down and killed
during World War I. 1948: The first Polaroid camera was sold. 1972:
astronauts John Young and Charles Duke explored the
surface of the moon in their LEM.
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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.