, 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
(Tut) tomb was opened. 1937: Wallace Carothers
received a patent for
. 1946: The four-seat
, single rotor helicopter flew as Igor Sikorsky's
first commercially licensed helicopter. 1949:
shipped the first commercial semiconductor devices.
1968: Senator Rankin Fite completed the first
call made in the United States in Haleyville. 1978: The
first computer bulletin board system (BBS
went online in Chicago, IL. 2006:
, co-inventor of the TV remote control and 6-decade
Zenith employee, died.
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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.