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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.
1783: The first
was flown for ten minutes by brothers Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier of Annonay, France.
1896: Henry Ford made a successful pre-dawn test run of his horseless carriage, called a
, through the streets of Detroit. 1901: Guglielmo Marconi received a reissued patent RE011913) for
." 1910: Sir
inventor of the hovercraft, was born. 1929: George Eastman demonstrated his first Technicolor movie. 1931: Hans
Knoll and Ernst Ruska demonstrated their work on the first electron microscope. 1937: The first
was introduced by Sylvan Goldman in Oklahoma City, OK. 1940: Synthetic rubber tire unveiled.
1963: 6-year-old Robert Patch received a U.S. patent for a "Toy
." 1982: "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
was released. 1989: Chinese army troops stormed
in Beijing to crush the pro-democracy movement; hundreds - possibly thousands - of people died. 1998: Americans
aboard the shuttle Discovery arrived at the Russian space station Mir to pick up U.S. astronaut
after four months in orbit.