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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.
1686: The first volume of Isaac Newton's "Philosophiae Naturalis
Principia Mathematica" was presented to the Royal Society. 1774: Francis Baily, who studied the solar
eclipse phenomenon of Baily's Beads, was born. 1843: Noah Webster, creator of America's first
dictionary, died. 1916:
Ferruccio Lamborghini, of sports car fame, was born. 1919: The first jump with the Army manually operated
parachute was made. 1926: The term "wave mechanics" was coined by nuclear physicist Erwin Schrödinger in a letter
addressed to Albert Einstein. 1927: The first test flight of the
Spirit of St. Louis was conducted. 1928: Eugene Shoemaker, of Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy
9 fame, was born. 1930: The first motion picture of a total eclipse of the sun was taken from an airplane flying
over Honey Lake, CA. 1937: Pan American Airlines made the first commercial flight across the Pacific using its
infamous Clipper seaplane. 1952: The U.S. occupation
of Japan ended (we've been good friends ever since). 1986: Russia announced the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster.