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.
, co-inventor of coaxial cable, was born. 1896:
, 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
, 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,
, was launched in Groton, CT. 1989: Japanese industrialist
, founder of the electronics company that
bears his name, died.
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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.