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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.
1840: Scottish inventor of
the pneumatic tire,
, was born. 1850: The first
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
" 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
returned the first close-up photos of Venus' cloud structure.
1978: One of the worst
in recorded history hit the U.S. northeast.