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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.
discoverer of palladium and
rhodium, died. 1867:
Jean-Victor Poncelet, who formulated the Continuity Principle (which includes the principle of duality and the
method of reciprocation), died. 1877: Swiss chemist
Raoul Pictet announced his liquefaction of
oxygen. 1882: The first string of
Christmas Tree lights was created by Thomas Edison's associate, Edward H. Johnson. 1884:
St. Elmo Brady, the first black man to earn a PhD in chemistry, was born. 1894: The
United States Golf Association was formed in New York City. 1937: The
Lincoln Tunnel in New York opened to
traffic. 1964: The
SR-71 Blackbird aircraft completed its maiden flight. 1968: The first U.S.
from a manned spacecraft in outer space was transmitted from Apollo 8. 1989: Berlin's famous
Brandenburg Gate re-opened for the first time in nearly three decades. 2001: Idiot
(Rat Boy) attempted to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes.