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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.
1691: Irish chemist
Robert Boyle, of Boyles gas law fame, died.
1851: Asa Candler, whose marketing genius made Coca Cola a household name, was born. 1884: The
American Metrological Society formed a committee to establish an efficient system of weights,
measures and physical units. 1922: Vladimir Lenin proclaimed the establishment of the
Edwin Hubble announced the existence of other galactic systems. 1927: The first subway in the
Orient, the Tokyo Underground Railway, was dedicated in Japan. 1947:
Alfred Whitehead, co-author with
Bertrand Russell "Principia Mathematica," died.
1953: The first color TV sets went on sale by
Admiral for about $1,175. 2006: At a
little after 6:00 am, Baghdad time,
was hanged for crimes against humanity.