Today is World
Intellectual Property Day
. 1900: Seismologist
, who devised the earthquake-measuring scale
that bears his name, was born. 1921: The first U.S. broadcast of
the weather was made from St. Louis, MO, station
, who with Robert Wilson, won the Nobel Prize for
discovering the background microwave "Big Bang" radiation, was born.
space probe became the first U.S. craft to land (a
planned crash) on the moon. 1986: The world's worst nuclear accident
occurred at the
plant in Pripet, Russia (formerly Soviet Union). 1989:
died (hard to believe so long ago).
| Jan | Feb |
Mar | Apr | May |
Jun | Jul | Aug |
Sep | Oct | Nov |
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.