1594: Flemish cartographer
, developer of the map projection that bears
his name, died. 1877:
became the first to liquefy oxygen. 1881:
, who discovered the effect named after him
regarding changes in the magnetic properties of metal, was born.
1895: James Dewar exhibited his new apparatus for the production
of liquefied air. 1906:
, who developed the first color commercial television
system as well as the 33-1/3 LP phonograph record, was born. 1927:
The first Model A Fords sold for $385. 1941:
ordered his fleet to Pearl Harbor. 1942: A
nuclear chain reaction
was demonstrated by
Dr. Enrico Fermi
and his staff at the University of Chicago.
1952: The first human birth was televised to public on KOA-TV. 1965:
, who headed NACA (now NASA) for seven years and
after whom the
Dryden Flight Research Center
is named, died. 1990: The first
parliamentary election was held in newly
filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
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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.