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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.
George Hale, responsible for the 200-inch telescope bearing his name on Palomar Mountain, was born. 1888:
Professor Frederick Treves performed the first
appendectomy in England. 1925: Marvin Pipkin filed for a patent for the
frosted electric light bulb. 1954: The Atomic Energy Commission voted 4:1 against reinstating
Dr. Robert Oppenheimer's access to
classified information. 1961: The first triple launch of satellites on a single rocket (Transit 4A) was
made at Cape Canaveral. 1964: The first remote control television went on sale. 1986: Billionaire
Richard Branson set a new speed record for crossing the Atlantic. 1995: The
Shuttle and the Russian space station Mir docked, forming the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth.