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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.
Ben Franklin's kite-flying experiment proved lightning and electricity were related. 1785:
de Rozier and Romain died in world's first fatal aviation accident. 1844:
Charles Goodyear was granted a patent for the process vulcanizing process that strengthens
Henry O. Flipper became the first African American to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy
at West Point. 1919:
Capt. John Alcock and Lt. Arthur W.
Brown won $50,000 for successfully completing the first, non-stop trans-Atlantic plane flight. 1919:
Helicopter and guitar pioneer
Charles Kaman was born. 1924: Ford Motor Company manufactured its 10 millionth Model-T automobile. 1924:
Radio Bloemendaal (Netherlands) began broadcasting.
1985: National Justice for Janitors Day was first celebrated.1992: The first Berlin Air Show in 60 years was
held. 1995: John Atanasoff, who was belatedly credited as the builder of the first electronic digital
computer (the Atanasoff-Berry Computer, ABC), died.