1842: John Greenough
received a patent for his plow. 1878: The first U.S.
of about 50 names was issued by the New
Haven Telephone Company, in CT. 1926: Dutch physicist
Heike Kamerlingh Onnes
, who discovered superconductivity, died.
, the first convertible automobile-airplane, made its
maiden flight. 1938:
, responsible for the 200-inch telescope bearing
his name on Palomar Mountain, died. 1947: Edwin Land publicly demonstrated
Polaroid Land camera
, which could produce a black-and-white
photograph in 60 seconds. 1958: The U.S. submarine
(SS 567) completed 228 days of circumnavigating the
world. 1995: Chicago stockbroker
became the first person to fly solo across the
Pacific Ocean in a balloon, landing in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada.
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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.