1693: Champagne was invented by
. 1790: The
U. S. Coast
was established. 1893:
Herman A. Affel
, co-inventor of coaxial cable, was born. 1921:
The first radio broadcast of a tennis match occurred in Pittsburgh,
, who developed the first commercially successful
internal combustion engine, died. 1922: Every telephone in the U.S.
and Canada went dead as
shut down all its switchboards and switching stations
for 1 minute, from from 6:25 to 6:26 PM, in memory of
, who died two days earlier. 1954: Britain's first
supersonic fighter plane, the
P-1 English Electric Lightning
, made its maiden flight. 1954
began in Saskatchewan, Canada. 1971: The U.S. launched
the first satellite (subsatellite
into lunar orbit from manned spacecraft as part of the
mission. 1977: U.S.
was created. 1987: The FCC voted 4-0 to rescind the
for broadcasters. 1998: The Dow Jones Industrial Average
299.43 points, the 3rd-biggest point drop up to that time.
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historical tidbits have been collected from various sources, mostly on the Internet.
As detailed in
this article, 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. Many 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.