(inline at that) were patented by Robert Tyers,
a fruiter in Piccadilly, London. 1856: The first railroad train
crossed the first
over the Mississippi, between Rock Island, IL,
and Davenport. 1864: Congress authorized the use of the phrase "In
God We Trust
" on U.S. coins. 1904:
, the "Father" of the nuclear bomb, was born.
made his pitching debut with the Baltimore Orioles.
1924: A patent for a
was issued to Harry Soref, who later
founded Master Locks. 1933:
Sir Henry Royce
, half of the Rolls Royce team that builds automobiles
and airplane engines, died. 1952: An atomic test conducted in Nevada
became the first nuclear explosion shown on live network television.
1972: Apollo 16 astronauts John Young and Charles Duke walked and
rode in the
on the surface of the moon for seven hours, 23 minutes.
1991: Intel released the
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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.