, the physicist who invented the galvanometer,
was born. 1861:
, inventor of the automatic safety brake for elevators,
was issued a German patent for the first "dry"
cell, which used zinc as its primary ingredient. 1899: Martha Place
became the first woman to be executed in the
(a dubious claim for sure). 1911: Dutch physicist
Heike Kamerlingh Onnes
discovered superconductivity. 1952:
Harry S. Truman/a> signed an executive order seizing U.S. steel
mills to prevent strike of union steel workers (later ruled unconstitutional
by the Supreme Court). 1973: Artist
died of a heart attack. 1974:
hit his 715th home run, breaking Babe Ruth's record.
1997: Microsoft released Internet
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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.