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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.
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
RF Cafe logos
. Where available, I like to use images from postage stamps from the country where
the person or event occurred.
Sir Oliver Lodge, who
perfected the radio detection coherer, was born. 1885: Fleeming Jenkin, noted for his work in
establishing units of electrical measurement, died. 1908: The Rotherhithe-Stepney tunnel beneath the Thames was
Silvanus Thompson, authority on
electricity, magnetism and acoustics, died. 1939: The National Baseball Hall of Fame
and Museum was dedicated in Cooperstown, NY - exactly 100 years to the day on which the game was invented by
Abner Doubleday. 1944: Marvin Camras received a patent for the wire voice recorder. 1979: Bryan Allen flew the Gossamer Albatross, man powered,
across the English Channel. 1981: "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" premiered. 1987:
President Reagan, during a visit to the divided German city of Berlin, publicly challenged Soviet leader Mikhail
Gorbachev to "tear down this wall." 2009: The switchover
from analog to digital broadcast TV signals occurred.