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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.
Rensselaer School (now
RPI), in Troy, New York, opened its doors as the country's first engineering college. 1870: Construction of the
Brooklyn Bridge began.
1892: English writer
J. R. R. Tolkien, author of "The Hobbit"
and "Lord of the Rings," was born. 1898: American aviator
Claude Ryan, designer of the Spirit of
St. Louis and founder of Ryan Aircraft, was born. 1906: First
two-way wireless transmission
across the Atlantic Ocean between Brant Rock, MA, and Machrihanish, Scotland. 1952: "Dragnet"
was first aired on NBC TV. 1957: The Hamilton Watch Company announced the world's first electric watch for sale,
the Ventura. 1959: President Eisenhower
signed a proclamation admitting
Alaska to the Union as the 49th state. 1977:
was incorporated. 2000: The last new daily "Peanuts" strip by
Charles Schulz ran in 2,600 newspapers - he
died 5 weeks later.