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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.
Augustus De Morgan, who formulated De Morgan's laws for Boolean algebra, was born. 1901:
Merle Tuve who first used pulsed radio waves
to explore the ionosphere, was born. 1941: The BBC began using the first four notes of
Beethoven's Fifth Symphony as a morale-boosting motif (in Morse Code, "dit-dit-dit dahhh" stands for the
letter "V" as in "Victory"). 1950: President Truman ordered the Air Force and Navy into the
Korean conflict. 1954: The world's first
atomic power station
began producing electricity in Obninsk, USSR. 1962: Ross Perot began
Electronic Data Systems (EDS).
1976: Palestinian extremists hijacked an
Air France plane in
Greece with 246 passengers and 12 crew onboard. 1978: The first pen with truly erasable ink, the Gillette Eraser
Mate, was invented. 1983:
Maxie Anderson, who
co-piloted the first transatlantic balloon flight on the
Double Eagle II, died.