Today is Groundhog
. 1863: Samuel Clemens first used his "Mark
" pseudonym. 1887: Groundhog Day was first observed in
. 1902: Russian
Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleev
, who developed the Periodic Table
and left places for undiscovered elements, died. 1923: World's first
leaded gasoline (Ethyl
went on sale at Willard Talbott's service station in Dayton, OH.
1931: A rocket was used for the first time to deliver mail in Austria
. 1949: The first 45 RPM record was released.
, inventor of Styrofoam, 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
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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.