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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.
1861: The safety elevator was patented as a "Hoisting Apparatus" by Elisha Otis, of Yonkers, NY. 1870: The Democratic party was first
represented as a donkey in a cartoon by
Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly. 1907:
The three-element vacuum tube (triode) patent was issued to its inventor, Dr Lee de Forest as a "device for amplifying feeble
electric currents - such, for example, as telephone currents." 1908:
Edward Teller, "father of the H-bomb," was
born. 1943: The Pentagon, the world's highest capacity office building, was dedicated in Arlington, VA.
1967 :The first Super Bowl was played as the Green Bay Packers of the NFL defeated the Kansas City Chiefs of
the American Football League, 35-10. 1970:
William Piper, designer of
the infamous J-3 aircraft, died. 1974: "Happy Days" first aired on ABC. 2001:
Wikipedia, the source used for many of the events listed here, first went online.