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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.
1815: Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo.
B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote. 1939: Co-discoverer of the radio reflecting properties of the
ionosphere in the upper atmosphere (the
Kennelly-Heaviside layer), and
first to apply complex number analysis to AC circuits,
Arthur Kennelly, died. 1940: Winston
Churchill delivered his "Finest
Hour" speech in the House of Commons. 1942: The U.S. Navy commissioned its first black officer, Harvard University
medical student Bernard Whitfield
Robinson, into the Reserves. 1959: The first telecast received from England was broadcast in the U.S. over NBC-TV.
1965: The first large solid-fuel rocket - a Titan
3C - was launched into orbit. 1983:
Dr. Sally Ride became the first American
woman in space, aboard the space shuttle Challenger. 2005: The
EU agreed upon its
first constitution. 2011: Analog design legend
Pease died. 2014: Stephanie
Kwolek, inventor of Kevlar, died.