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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.
Sir Isaac Newton
received his M.A. from Trinity College in Cambridge. 1802: The first comic book "The Wasp
," was published. 1816: Astronomer
Rudolf Wolf, who discovered the
11-year sunspot cycle
, was born. 1914:
received a patent for his two-stage solid fuel rocket. 1930: Construction began on Boulder Dam
). 1930: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
fame, died. 1936: Several U.S.
patents were issued for the Phillips-head screw and screwdriver to its inventor,
. 1950: The first
Farnborough Air Show
was held. 1952: The last
, No. 1951, ceased operation.
, the first solar-powered aircraft, crossed the English Channel. 1986:
Version 3.2 (updated) was released.
1997: The temperature dipped to 24 °F in
attacked the London transport system, killing 37 people.