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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.
1833: French mathematician
Adrien-Marie Legendre, who
Legendre Polynomials, died. 1862: American firearms manufacturer
Samuel Colt died. 1863: London's
Metropolitan, the world's first
underground passenger railway, opened to the public. 1901:
Oil was first discovered in state of Texas
(first oil in the U.S. discovered in PA). 1936: American astronomer
Robert Wilson, who co-discovered the cosmic microwave background noise at Bell Labs, was born.
1946: The U.S. Army
team used a 180 Hz signal pulse with a 1/4 sec duration to detect radar signals reflected off the moon's surface -
the echo was received 2.4 seconds later. 1984: Clara Peller first asked, "Where's the Beef?