's memoir "On the Propagation of Heat in Solid
Bodies," was read to the Paris Institute, and contained what we
now call Fourier series, which he had worked upon since around 1804.
, who invented Reverse Polish Notation (RPN),
was born. 1898: Scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discovered the
radioactive element radium. 1929: My father,
, was born. 1968:
, the first manned voyage to the moon, was launched. 1988:
A Libyan terrorist's bomb exploded aboard
Pan Am Flight 103
, a Boeing 747, over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing
270 people. 1990: American aeronautical engineer
, who founded the Lockheed
, died. 2012: The
of the Mayan calendar will cycle.
| Jan | Feb |
Mar | Apr | May |
Jun | Jul | Aug |
Sep | Oct | Nov |
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.