in the U.S. 1736:
Charles-Augustin de Coulomb
, after whom the unit of charge is
named, was born. 1832:
, developer of the 4-cycle internal combustion
engine, was born. 1834: The first patent for
was issued. 1864:
, who discovered the disease named after him,
was born. 1922: Warren G. Harding became the first president heard
on radio, as Baltimore station WEAR broadcast his speech dedicating
the Francis Scott Key memorial at Fort McHenry. 1933: The first
sodium vapor lamps
were installed in Schenectady, NY. 1940:
German forces occupied Paris during World War II. 1946: Television
John Logie Baird
died. 1950: The FBI's "10 Most Wanted Fugitives"
program began. 1951: The
was unveiled in Washington, DC. and dedicated as the
world's first commercial digital computer. 1952: The keel was laid
for the first American atomic submarine, the
. 1982: Argentina surrendered to Great Britain, ending
the 74-day Falkland Islands War. 1989:
was given honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth.
1995: A record 13 people were in space simultaneously when the Space
Shuttle joined MIR.
| 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.