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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.
1848: President Polk triggered the Gold Rush of '49 by confirming in an address to Congress that gold had been discovered in California. 1879: American aviation pioneer Clyde Cessna was born. 1901: German physicist and Nobel Prize winner Werner Heisenberg, famous for his Heisenberg Principle, was born. 1955: American aircraft designer Glen L(uther) Martin died. 1958: The first stretch of Britain's M6 Motorway, officially opened. 1973: Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt, "Father of Radar," died. 1995: Englishman Stanley Runcorn, discoverer of earth's magnetic core reversals, died.