1715: The first lighthouse in America, Boston Lighthouse, was
authorized for construction at
Little Brewster Island
, MA. 1877: The first telephone and telegraph
line in Hawaii
was completed. 1880: The first commercial hydroelectric power planet
began operation in Grand Rapids, MI. 1875:
, inventor of the continuous-stitch sewing machine,
died. 1886: :
, of diode fame, was born. 1903:
sold its first
" was copyrighted by
Katharine Lee Bates
Sir William Ramsay
, who discovered chemist who discovered the
inert gases - neon, krypton and xenon, and co-discovered argon,
radon, calcium and barium, died. 1962: The "Telstar
communications satellite sent the first live TV broadcast to Europe.
1968: The PLO hijacked its first Israeli
(Earth Resources Technology Satellite), later called
was launched to start its multi-spectral scans of Earth. 1981:
, who first demonstrated stereophonic sound,
, home of the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron,
OH, opened to the public.
| Feb | Mar |
Apr | May |
Jun | Jul |
Aug | Sep |
Oct | Nov |
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.