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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.
1855: King Gillette, inventor of the
safety razor, was born. 1914: Ford
Motor Company announced that there would be a new daily
minimum wage of $5 and an eight-hour workday. 1933: Work began on San Francisco's
Golden Gate Bridge. 1940: The Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) got its first demonstration of FM radio. 1943: American educator, scientist,
chemist, inventor and botanist,
George Washington Carver, died.
1948: Warner Brothers showed the first color newsreel (of the Rose Bowl parade). 1956: Snoopy from
the Peanuts comic strip (my favorite) walked on two legs for
the first time. 1981: American Nobel physicist
Harold Urey, who discovered deuterium, died. 2005:
Eris, the largest known dwarf planet
in the solar system, was discovered.