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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.
1842: John Greenough patented the
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. 1937: The
, 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 his
Polaroid Land camera
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,