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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.
1838: Samuel Morse first publicly demonstrated his
telegraph, in Morristown,
N.J. 1852: Blind French educator
Louis Braille, inventor of the tactile
reading system bearing his name, died. 1910: The first pilot's license was issued by the
Aero Club of France. 1931: Thomas Edison was awarded his final patent, for a "Holder for Article to be Electroplated." 1942: The first commercial around-the-world airline
flight was completed by
Pan American Airlines'
Pacific Clipper. 1971: Dr. Norman Shumway performed the first adult
heart transplant in the U.S. at the Stanford Medical Center, in CA. 1974:
Daylight Savings Time was begun four months early because of the existing
Energy Crisis. 1990:
Pavel Cherenkov, who discovered the radiation bearing his name, died.