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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.
, after whom the absolute temperature scale is named, was born. 1898: German aircraft engineer
was born. 1902:
, designer of the Lear Jet, was born. 1910:
, inventor of Teflon, was born. 1911:
Sir Frederic Williams
co-inventor of the CRT (the "Williams-Kilburn tube"), was born. 1948: The
the U.S., Britain and France started ferrying supplies to the isolated western sector of Berlin. 1974: A package
of Wrigley's chewing gum with a bar code printed on it passed over a scanner in Troy, OH, becoming the first
product ever logged under the new
computerized recognition system. 1976: The
in Toronto, Canada, was opened as the world's tallest free-standing structure, at a height of 1815 feet 5 inches.
2000: Rival scientific teams completed the first rough map of the human genetic code after a ten-year race.