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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.
1896: The dial telephone was patented. 1911: The first cable message was sent around the world by the NY Time from the U.S. via 29,000 miles of commercial telegraph wires; it read "This message sent around the world." 1923: Vilfredo Pareto, the economist who created the Pareto chart, died. 1930: Philo Farnsworth patented his television system. 1936: Edward Weston, founder of the Weston Electrical Instrument Company, died. 1953: The Soviet Union publicly acknowledged it had tested a hydrogen bomb. 1977: The United States launched Voyager 2, an unmanned spacecraft carrying a 12-inch copper phonograph record containing greetings in dozens of languages, samples of music and sounds of nature. 2001: Sir Fred Hoyle, the astronomer who coined the term "Big Bang," died.