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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.
National Lighthouse Day
, early thermochemistry researcher who developed Hess's law of constant heat summation, was born.
, inventor of the "neutrodyne
" receiver that eliminated
squeaks and howls of early radio receivers, was born. 1888: Theophilus Van Kannel
patent for the revolving door. 1909: The first
was issued. 1919: Captain Ernest Hoy
became the first pilot to fly over the Canadian Rockies. 1927: The Peace Bridge
between the U.S. & Canada was
dedicated. 1928: The U.S.
issued a new bill that was one third smaller than the previous bills. 1942:
America's first offensive in World War II, landing on the Pacific island of
transmitted the first TV photo of Earth from space. 1994: The first telephone link was made between
Israel and Jordan
. 1996: More than six million America Online (AOL
) customers worldwide were left stranded when the system
crashed for almost 19 hours. 1998: U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Tanzania were
killing 224 people - Osama bin Laden was later indicted for the attacks.