1449: The first known British patent was issued to
John of Utynam
for a method of making stained glass. 1827: German
, known as "the father of acoustics," died. 1829:
James Carrington patented his coffee mill - a very important invention!
service was inaugurated in San Francisco; it lasted
only a year and a half once the telegraph came online. 1948: President
Truman signed the Economic Recovery Act, known as
, which allocated more than $5 billion in aid for
16 European countries. 1965: The
ion engine satellite became the first nuclear reactor
to orbit Earth. 1973: The first portable phone (cellphone) call
was placed by Motorola employee Martin Cooper on his 10"x3"x1.5",
30 oz DynaTAC "shoebox
." 1996: Unabomber
was arrested. 2000: the
set a one-day record when it lost 349.15 points (before
Bush was even elected).
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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.