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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.
1892: French aircraft designer
Marcel Dassault was born. 1900:
David Hughes, inventor of the carbon
microphone, died. 1939: The
cyclotron at Columbia University in New
York City split the uranium atom for the first time. 1970: The first regularly scheduled commercial flight of the Boeing 747 began in New York City and ended in London, 6 1/2 hours later. 1984: The
computer was announced. 1992: Dr. Roberta Bondar became the first Canadian woman in space, aboard the Space Shuttle. 1994:
Irving Berlin Kahn, inventor of the
teleprompter, died. 1997:
Lottie Williams, of Oklahoma,
officially became the first human to be struck by a remnant of a space vehicle after re-entering the earth's
atmosphere. 2003: The final contact with the
Pioneer 10 spacecraft was made.