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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.
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
RF Cafe logos
. Where available, I like to use images from postage stamps from the country where
the person or event occurred.
1843: Henry Leland, founder of Cadillac Motors, was born. 1880: The
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) was founded during a meeting in NYC in the office of American
Machinist. 1923: The sealed doorway to the sepulchral chamber of King Tutankhamen's (Tut) tomb was opened. 1937: Wallace Carothers received a patent for nylon. 1946: The four-seat Sikorsky S51, single rotor helicopter flew as Igor Sikorsky's first commercially licensed helicopter. 1949:
International Rectifier shipped the first commercial semiconductor devices. 1968: Senator Rankin Fite
completed the first 9-1-1
call made in the United States in Haleyville. 1978: The first computer bulletin board system (BBS) went online in Chicago, IL. 2006:
Robert Adler, co-inventor of the TV remote control and 6-decade Zenith employee, died.