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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.
1791: first ten amendments to the
Constitution, known as the
Bill of Rights (yes, that includes the 2nd), went into effect following ratification by the
state of Virginia. 1832: French architect
Gustave Eiffel, of tower fame, was born.
U.S. Patent Office caught fire and burned to the
Charles Duryea, who along with his brother built the first commercially sold automobiles, was born. 1852:
Antoine Becquerel, who discovered radiation (Becquerel rays) from uranium salts, was born.
1958: Austrian-Swiss Nobel physicist
Wolfgang Pauli, of Exclusion Principal fame, died. 1964: A patent was granted to
Kenneth Olsen for a magnetic core memory. 2000: The
Chernobyl nuclear plant in the Ukraine shut down permanently, 14 years after its catastrophic
meltdown. 2001: The
Leaning Tower of Pisa
reopened to the public after a decade-long restoration.