, responsible for the 200-inch telescope bearing
his name on Palomar Mountain, was born. 1888: Professor Frederick
Treves performed the first
in England. 1925: Marvin Pipkin filed for a patent
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
) was made at Cape Canaveral. 1964: The first remote control
television went on sale. 1986: Billionaire
set a new speed record for crossing the Atlantic.
Shuttle and the Russian space station Mir docked, forming
the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth.
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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.