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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.
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
RF Cafe logos
. Where available, I like to use images from postage stamps from the country where
the person or event occurred.
firearms manufacturer Samuel Colt
was born. 1843: The first all-metal
ocean liner, the S.S. Great Britain, was launched from Bristol, England. 1865:
, co-founder of the Mayo
Clinic, was born. 1912: A meteor with an estimated mass of 190 kg exploded over the town of
causing approximately 16,000 pieces of debris to rain down on the town. 1937:
, inventor of the
the first successful fountain pen and founder of the Parker Pen Company
, died. 1937:
The official search for missing flyers Amelia Earhart
and Fred Noonan ended.
BBC World Service
began regular broadcasting throughout Europe of opening four notes of Beethoven's Fifth
Symphony, which in Morse Code spell V for "Victory" (dit, dit, dit, dah.., get it?). 1942: The Messerschmitt Me 262
fighter made its first flight under jet engine power. 1957: The first rocket with nuclear warhead was fired from
an F-89 at Yucca Flat, NV (code name
). 1961: The first in-flight movie, By Love Possessed
shown on TWA. 1991: Cal Ripken
his 1,500th consecutive game. 2005:
, CA recorded a temperature of 53.9°C (129°F). 2010: David Ronald de Mey Warren, the Australian
scientist who invented the flight data recorder (or "black box"), died.