Great Fire of Rome
began, as Emperor Nero reportedly fiddled
on the roof. 1635:
who developed Hooke's Law for springs, was born. 1853:
, after whom the Lorentz force in electromagnetism
is named, was born. 1941: The
Messerschmitt Me 262
jet fighter made its first flight, only
with propeller power. 1955: The first electrical power generated
was sold commercially by the
Utah Power and Light Company
, the airplane designer who invented ailerons, died.
1963: The first implantation of an
intrathoracic left artificial ventricle
in a human being was
made. 1968: The
was incorporated by Noyce and Moore as N M
Electronics. 1969: A car driven by Senator Edward Kennedy plunged
off a bridge on
near Martha's Vineyard, leaving Mary Jo Kopechne to drown.
1980: India became the 6th nation to place a satellite, the
, in orbit. 1997:
, of Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 fame, died. 1999:
domain name was registered.
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historical tidbits have been collected from various sources, mostly on the Internet.
As detailed in
this article, 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. Many 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.