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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.
1742: English astronomer
Edmond Halley, who discovered the comet
that now bears his name, died. 1873: "Celluloid" was registered as a trademark by John Hyatt. 1934: French scientist
Paul Vieille, inventor of
smokeless gun powder, died. 1943: American biochemist
Shannon Lucid, who stayed aboard the
Russian space station Mir in 1996 for a women's record-breaking 188 days, was born. 1981: The FCC freed stations
to air as many commercials an hour as they wish. 2005: The
Huygens space probe landed on Titan,
Saturn's largest moon.