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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.
Space Exploration Day.
Patent Act of 1865 required that patent fees to be turned over to the U.S. Treasury. 1937: Radio pioneer
Guglielmo Marconi died. 1942: The first unit of the
WACs (Women's Army Corps) began basic
training. 1960: The submerged
USS George Washington
off the coast of Cape Canaveral, FL, executed the first test launch of a pair of Polaris missile from a submarine
at sea. 1969: At 4:18 EDT, the
Apollo 11 lunar module landed at the
Sea of Tranquility, and later astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first men to walk
on the moon; they left an American flag and a plaque inscribed with, "Here men from the planet Earth first set
foot on the Moon--July 1969 A.D.--We came in peace for all mankind." 1976: NASA's
Lander made the first-ever successful landing on Mars. 1995:
Inventure Place, home of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, was dedicated in Akron, OH. 1999: After 38 years
at the bottom of the Atlantic, the
Liberty Bell 7
Mercury capsule was recovered.