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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.
0066: The 5th recorded perihelion passage of
Halley's Comet occurred. 1875:
George Green patented what is essentially the modern electric dental drill for sawing, filing, dressing and
polishing teeth. 1886: Karl Benz patented the first auto powered by an internal combustion engine. 1891:
Nikolaus Otto, developer of the 4-cycle internal combustion engine, died. 1911: Nobel physicist
Polykarp Kusch, who determined that the magnetic moment of the electron is greater than its
theoretical value, was born. 1911:
Glenn Curtiss piloted the first successful
seaplane in San Diego. 1921: Sony co-founder
was born. 1942: The first U.S. force in Europe during WW II went ashore in Northern Ireland. In 1926: John Logie Baird gave the first public demonstration of a true television system in London.
became a republic. 1998: Intel launched the 333 MHz Pentium II chip. 2006:
sent its final telegram system.