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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.
Elisha Gray, who missed being labeled as the inventor of the telephone by mere hours when Alexander Graham
Bell beat him to the patent office, died. 1901: American engineer
Allen Du Mont, who invented the first
commercial cathode ray tube, was born. 1954: The
USS Nautilus, the first
nuclear-powered submarine, was launched. 1970: The first wide body jet was put into service as the PanAm Boeing
747 made its first flight between from New York's JFK Airport and Heathrow Airport in London. 1976: The supersonic
Concorde jet (SST) was put into service by Britain and France. 1979:
Neptune became the outermost planet as Pluto's highly elliptical orbit brought it inside Neptune's. 1981: Iranian
terrorists released embassy hostages after 444 days captivity.