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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.
1840: Scottish inventor of
the pneumatic tire,
John Dunlop, was born. 1850: The first
adding machine with keys was patented by Du Bois Parmelee. 1897:
The Indiana House of Representatives unanimously passed a measure redefining
the area of a circle and the value of π
-- the "Indiana
Pi Bill" died in the state Senate (because it was obvious in error).
1901: Edwin Prescott received a patent for his 20 foot diameter
loop-the-loop centrifugal railway (roller coaster) at Coney Island.
1971: Alan Shepard and Edward Mitchell
walked on the moon for four hours during the third manned moon expedition,
Apollo 14. 1974: U.S. space probe
Mariner 10 returned the first close-up photos of Venus' cloud structure.
1978: One of the worst
blizzards in recorded history hit the U.S. northeast.