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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.
1706: Benjamin Franklin
was born in Boston, MA. 1871: Andrew Hallidie received a patent for his cable car system. 1882: Leroy Firman
received a patent for the telephone switchboard. 1886: American airplane designer
Glenn L. Martin was born. 1955: The submarine
Nautilus began the first nuclear-powered test voyage. 1994: A 6.7 magnitude
struck Southern California, killing at least 61 people and causing $20 billion worth of damage. 1991: Operation
Desert Shield became
Operation Desert Storm
as the air war phase began. 1995: 5,372 people were killed when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake devastated
Kobe, Japan. 2001: Tom Kilburn, who
was the first to succeed in storing and then retrieving a bit of data via software, died.