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