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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.
patent #1 from the U.S. Patent Office for a traction wheel used in locomotive steam engines, under a new
system for numbering patents. 1897:
Guglielmo Marconi received U.S. patent #586,193
for a wireless telegraph. 1919: The first lighter-than-air transatlantic flight was completed by
airship R-34. 1921:
Gabriel Lippmann, who produced the first color photographic plate, died. 1944: Ernő Rubik, inventor of the
Rubik's Cube, was born. 1969: Russia launched the unmanned
Luna 15 to the Moon. 1947: Europe accepted the
to aid European recovery following WWII. 1977: A lightning-induced
power failure blacked
out New York City for 25 hours, during which time about 4,500 rioters were arrested and $61M damage was done.
Lee Iacocca was fired as president of Ford
Motor Company by chairman Henry Ford 2nd. 1995: The
Galileo spacecraft released a probe towards Jupiter that
is to become the first Earth emissary ever to penetrate the atmosphere of any of the outer gas giants.