, after whom the unit of magnetic flux is named,
died. 1931: Aviators
and Harold Gatty took off from New York on the first
flight around the world in a single-engine plane. 1938: The
Civil Aeronautics Authority
(CAA, later the FAA) was established.
1960: The first solar powered, 2-way radio, coast-to-coast conversation
was made by the U.S. Army Signal Corps, using 20-foot square panels
consisting of 7,800 individual solar cells. 1961: An
airplane became the first to exceed Mach 5, at Edwards
AFB, CA. 1982: A record low temperature of -117 ºF was recorded
at the South Pole. 1995:
Dr. Jonas Salk
, inventor of the polio vaccine, died. 1998: President
Clinton called for U.N. sanctions against Iraq for
reportedly found. 2008:
, the "Father of FM and TV Stereo," died.
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Mar | Apr | May |
Jun | Jul | Aug |
Sep | Oct | Nov |
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.