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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.
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
RF Cafe logos
. Where available, I like to use images from postage stamps from the country where
the person or event occurred.
Roller skates (inline at that) were patented by Robert Tyers, a fruiter in Piccadilly, London. 1856: The first
railroad train crossed the first
railroad bridge 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:
Robert Oppenheimer, the "Father" of the nuclear bomb, was born. 1914:
made his pitching debut with the Baltimore Orioles. 1924: A patent for a
laminated padlock 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
Lunar Rover on the
surface of the moon for seven hours, 23 minutes. 1991: Intel released the