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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.
1925: Douglas Engelbart,
inventor of the computer mouse, was born.
1933: The first episode of the ''Lone Ranger''
radio program was broadcast on station WXYZ in Detroit. 1948: Airplane pioneer
Orville Wright died. 1951: Austrian engineer
Ferdinand Porsche, who designed the Volkswagen along with his sport scars, died. 1958:
Ernst Heinkel, designer of the first
jet-powered aircraft, died. 1964: The United States launched
Ranger 6, an unmanned spacecraft carrying
television cameras that was to crash-land on the moon. 1987: The U.S. Department of Energy announced its intention
to build the world's largest particle accelerator, called the
Superconducting Super Collider
(SSC), which was cancelled in 1995 after $2B had been spent. 1991: Nobel physicist
John Bardeen, co-inventor of the transistor along with William Shockley and Walter Brattain,
died. 2001: The Ultra Low Voltage Mobile Intel
Pentium III processor
was released. 2002: Japan's last coal mine was closed due to high production costs and cheap imports. 2005:
voted in their country's first free election in a half-century.