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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.
Samuel F.B. Morse, developer of
Morse Code, was born. 1880: The first U.S. patent for an
electric hearing aid was issued to F.D. Clarke and M.G. Foster. 1889:
Lloyd Espenschied, co-inventor
of coaxial cable, was born. 1896:
Wallace Carothers, developer
of nylon, was born. 1937: The first Social Security payment was made in the United States. 1946: The first
commercial carrier ship to be equipped with radar, the SS African Star, was placed in service. 1953: In
Operation Moolah, the U.S. offered $50,000 and political asylum to any Communist pilot that delivered a MIG
jet. 1960: The first atomic powered electric-drive submarine,
Tullibee, was launched in Groton, CT.
1989: Japanese industrialist
Konosuke Matsushita, founder of the
electronics company that bears his name, died.