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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.
1846: German engineer
Wilhelm Maybach, who invented the fuel spray carburetor, was born.
1870: The U.S.
Weather Bureau was authorized by Congress (later renamed the National
Weather Service). 1923: Soviet
Aeroflot airlines was formed. 1942: Daylight Savings "War
Time" went into effect in the U.S. 1963: The
Boeing 727 made its inaugural flight, and in 1969, the
Boeing 747 made its inaugural flight. 1964:
GI Joe action figures were introduced by Hasbro, and were sold out
the first day. 1995: The first Briton,
Foale, and the first African-American,
Bernard Harris, walked in space from the shuttle
Discovery. 1996: German scientists at the GSI facility at Darmstadt,
Germany, created an atom of the element 112 (named