1743: German physicist
, who discovered uranium, zirconium, and cerium,
was born. 1792: Russian mathematician
, who is credited with developing non-Euclidean
geometry, was born. 1935: German astronomer
, who invented the type of reflecting telescope
named after him (Schmidt
, etc.), died. 1941: The U.S.
Civil Air Patrol
was created. 1941:
, inventor of the Z80 microprocessor, was born.
1969: The U.S. government held its first
since World War II. 1989: Ford acquired
for $2.5 billion. 1990: British and French workers
("Chunnel") under the English Channel finally
met in the service tunnel after knocking out a passage large enough
to walk through and shake hands, 22.3 km from the U.K. and 15.6
km from France. 1998: Exxon announced an $80B deal to buy Mobil,
, the 3rd largest company on the planet.
| Feb | Mar |
Apr | May |
Jun | Jul |
Aug | Sep |
Oct | Nov |
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.