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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.
Wrong Way Corrigan Day. 709 BC: The earliest record of a confirmed total solar eclipse
was written in China. 1850: Astronomers at the Harvard Observatory took the first photograph of a star -
was organized as the first Japanese joint venture with foreign capital. 1902:
completed drawings for what came to be recognized as the world's first scientific air conditioning system.
Gordon Gould, who coined the term "laser," was born. 1920: Nils Bohlin, inventor of the 3-point
shoulder and lap safety belt, was born. 1947: Sir Watson-Watt, the father of
radar, was granted a patent for his radar concept. 1955: Disneyland
opened in Anaheim, CA. 1975: An
Apollo spaceship docked with the Soyuz 19 spacecraft in orbit - it was the first link up between the U.S. and
Soviet Union. 1981: The Humber Bridge
at Kingston-Upon-Hull, England, was opened as the longest single-span bridge in the world (1.4 km). 1989: The
first test flight of
took place. 1996: TWA Flight 800 mysteriously
crashed off the coast of Long Island. 1997: The F.W. Woolworth Company closed
after 117 years in business.