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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.
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
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.