1719: English astronomer
, who established the Greenwich Observatory, died.
1857: Britain's Queen Victoria decided to make
the capital of Canada. 1879: Thomas Edison first publicly
demonstrated his electric
in Menlo Park, NJ. 1905:
, considered in Russia to be the inventor of
radio, died. 1935: A patent was issued for the game of
, assigned to Parker Brothers. 1940: French biophysicist
Jacques-Arsène d' Arsonval
, who invented the reflecting moving-coil
used to measure weak electric currents, died.
1974: Private U.S. citizens were allowed to buy and own
in bullion for the first time in more than 40 years (high
of $875/oz. in 1980, currently around $600/oz). 1991: The
was officially dissolved. 1995: The final
Calvin and Hobbes
comic strip was published - reruns are not
allowed. 1997: Intel cut price of Pentium II-233 MHz from $401 to
, the world's tallest skyscraper, was fully opened.
| Feb | Mar |
Apr | May |
Jun | Jul |
Aug | Sep |
Oct | Nov |
historical tidbits have been collected from various sources, mostly on the Internet.
As detailed in
this article, 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. Many 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.