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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.
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,
Michael 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 ununbium, Uub).