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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.
1829: Blue jeans inventor
was born. 1866: American industrialist Herbert Dow, founder of
Dow Chemical Company, was born.
1852: American physician John Kellogg, who invented the corn flake and founded a company bearing his name, was born.
Henri Becquerel unintentionally discovered radioactivity from uranium caused by the element
having sat upon a photographic plate in his desk drawer. 1903:
Richard Gatling, inventor of the
Gatling machine gun, died. 1933: A ground-breaking ceremony was held at
for the Golden Gate Bridge. 1935: Radar (RAdio Detection And Ranging) was first demonstrated by Sir Robert Watson-Watt of England. 1966: The first
rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, on an unmanned suborbital test flight. 1970:
National Public Radio (NPR) was founded. 1991: Iraqi
Kuwait City. 1993: Muslim terrorists exploded a bomb in the parking garage of the
World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 others.