1838: Edward Morley
, of Michelson-Morley speed of light measurement fame, was born. 1859: Clock maker
died. 1886: Karl Benz received a patent for the first successful, gasoline-powered car. 1901: American engineer
Allen Du Mont
, who invented the first
commercial cathode ray tube, was born. 1959: London's famous
was so dense that it brought public transportation to a standstill. 1996: France ended it
nuclear bomb testing
program. This was one boring day in history!
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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.