, after whom the unit of current is named,
proposed that space is curved. 1854: The
U.S. Naval Academy
in Annapolis, MD, held its first graduation.
distress signal was used for the first time by the Cunard
liner SS Slavonia when it wrecked off the Azores. 1932: Artificial
lightning using 10 MV was demonstrated by GE. 1940:
declared war on France and Britain; Canada declared war
on Italy. 1943: The ball point pen was patented by Laslo Biro. 1952:
became a registered trademark for DuPont's extraordinarily
strong polyester film. 1977: Apple Computer shipped its first Apple
II. 1996: Intel released the 200 MHz Pentium. 2000:
The Millennium Bridge
, a footbridge across the River Thames,
was opened by Queen Elizabeth.
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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.