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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.
, inventor of the saxophone (no kidding), died. 1863: A patent
for four-wheeled roller skates was awarded to James Plimpton of New
York. 1890: Thomas Edison was issued a patent for a "Quadruplex
." 1902: Aviation pioneer
was born. 1906:
, who discovered the non-planet Pluto, was born. 1928:
, after whom the Lorentz force in electromagnetism
is named, died. 1936: Radium E. became the first radioactive substance
to be produced synthetically. 1941: Roy Plunkett received a patent for
"tetrafluoro-ethylene polymers" (TEFLON
, of the
condensates fame, died. 1998:
got a pie in his face in Brussels, Belgium.