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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.
1804: Karl Gustav Jacob Jacobi,
founder of elliptical functions, was born. 1831:
Thomas Seebeck, who discovered that
an electric current flows between different conductive materials that are kept at different temperatures (Seebeck
Effect), died. 1845: Civil engineer Robert Thompson patented pneumatic tires in London. 1896: Swedish chemist
Alfred Nobel, who invented dynamite and who began the Nobel Prize system, died. 1901: Carl XVI Gustaf, the
King of Sweden, presented the first
Nobel Prizes. 1910:
owner of more than 200 patents, developer the first commercial radio station, and coiner of the term "broadcast,"
died. 1920: Automobile maker
Horace Dodge died. 1954:
Lt. Col. John Paul Stapp, a flight surgeon, rode a rocket sled to 632 mph to determine if a pilot could eject
from an airplane at supersonic speed and live - he did. 1958: The first domestic passenger jet flight took place
in the U.S. as a
National Airlines Boeing 707 flew 111 passengers from NYC to Miami. 1993: The crew of the space shuttle
"Endeavour" deployed the repaired Hubble Space Telescope into Earth orbit. 2004: EU transport ministers gave final
approval to build and deploy the
Galileo satellite navigation system.