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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.
1690: The first
paper money in America was issued by the Massachusetts colony. 1859:
German aircraft designer
Junkers was born, and died on this date in 1935. 1862:
Jean-Baptiste Biot, who is half of the
Biot-Savart Law of magnetism, died. 1894: Classic American painter
Norman Rockwell was born. 1925:
Oliver Heaviside, developer of the Heaviside step function, died.
Day the Music Died," Buddy Holley and three others killed in airplane
crash. 1966: The first rocket-assisted controlled landing on the Moon
was made by the Soviet space vehicle
William Coolidge, whose
x-ray tube design is the model of today's tubes, died. 1984:
(Challenger) blasted off on a mission that would test the Buck Rogers-style
Manned Maneuvering Unit.