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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.
Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, who produced the first permanent photograph, died. 1908: Kamerlingh Onnes first
helium liquid at a temperature of 4.2 K. 1910:
Johann Galle, who was the first
to observe Neptune, died. 1920:
Edward Lowe, inventor of
kitty litter, was born. 1925: The "Scopes Monkey Trial"
began in Dayton, TN. 1933:
Harold D. Arnold, whose research led to the development of long-distance telephony and radio communication,
died. 1933: The first police radio system began operating in Eastchester Township, NY. 1938:
Howard Hughes began a record-breaking round-the-world flight in a specially modified Lockheed Super Electra.
1958: The first
were installed in England. 1962: The
geosynchronous telecommunications satellite was launched. 1985: Coca-Cola resumed selling the old formula of
Coke, renaming it "Coca-Cola Classic." 2000:
European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) was born from the link-up of German DaimlerChrysler
Aerospace AG, French Aerospatiale Matra and CASA of Spain.