1731: Brook Taylor, developer
in mathematics, died. 1766: Scottish chemist
, inventor of the rubberized raincoat that
bears his name, was born. 1800:
, who invented vulcanization of rubber, was
born. 1848: President James Polk turned on the first
at the White House. 1891: Thomas Edison was issued
a patent for "telegraphy without wires." 1905:
, developer of HF (high frequency) direction
finding equipment, was born. 1916:
, known as "the father of the U.S. Weather Bureau,"
died. : German engineer
, who invented the fuel spray carburetor, died.
1940: During WWII, Germany began dropping incendiary bombs on London
in what became known as "The
Second Great Fire of London
of Bridgeport, CT, became the first UHF television station
to begin operating on a regular daily schedule. 1987: Cosmonaut
ended his record 326-day space flight. 1999:
closed above 4,000 for the first time, at 4,041.46, after
having 60 record highs for the year.
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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.