1856: Serbian-American high voltage experimenter
was born. 1865:
, who discovered that at the same T and P all
volumes of a perfect gas contained the same number of particles,
and defined 6.022 x 10^23 units per mole of a substance, died. 1872:
The doughnut cutter was patented by
John F. Blondel
. 1894: Percy Spencer, inventor of the
, was born. 1910:
became the first to fly an airplane a mile in
the air. 1911:
, who coined the term "Black Hole," was born. 1919: Present-day
Ford Motor Company
incorporated in DE. 1932: King Gillette,
inventor of the
, died. 1953:
New York Airways
began the first commuter passenger service
by helicopter. 1956: Dick Clark first hosted "Bandstand." 1962:
" high altitude nuclear tests were performed at Johnston
Island. 1964: My sister, Tina, was
born - Happy Birthday!
1968: Frederick Schollhammer received
a patent for his "Portable Beam Generator," otherwise known as a
hand-held laser ray gun. 1979:
made its closest approach to Jupiter. 1982: A man broke into
and spent ten minutes talking to the Queen
in her bedroom. 1999: A jury in Los Angeles ordered General Motors
to pay $4.9B to six people severely burned when their
exploded in flames in a rear-end collision.
Charles P. "Pete" Conrad
, the third human to walk on the moon
during Apollo 12, died.
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Apr | May |
Jun | Jul |
Aug | Sep |
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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.