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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.
Friedrich Strohmeyer, discoverer of cadmium, was born. 1835:
Elisha Gray, who missed being labeled as the inventor of the telephone by mere hours when
Alexander Graham Bell beat him to the patent office, was born. 1880: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) was adopted officially by
the British Parliament. 1865: The Trans Atlantic Cable being laid by SS Great Eastern
snapped and was lost. 1909: The Army Air Corps
formed as Army took their first delivery from Wright Brothers. 1922:
Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the
telephone, died. 1927: Harold Black invented the
negative feedback amplifier. 1936: Airplane designer
Louis Blériot, died. 1939: Albert Einstein signed a
letter to President Franklin Roosevelt urging
creation of an atomic weapons research program. 1964: The Pentagon reported the first of two attacks on U.S.
destroyers by North Vietnamese torpedo boats in the Gulf of Tonkin. 1984: The
Peanuts comic strip was picked up by the Daily Times in
Portsmouth, OH, making it the first comic strip to appear in 2,000 newspapers. 1990: Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait
and set the stage for
Operation Desert Storm.