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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.
Johan Gadolin, discoverer of the element
(the Y in YIG), was born. 1765: German physicist
Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger, inventor of the gyroscope, was born. 1900: Hungarian Nobel
Dennis Gabor, inventor of holography, was born. 1933: The United States went off the
gold standard. 1938: The Bell Labs "Voder" became the first machine to produce intelligible speech-like
sounds. 1985: General Motors agreed to buy
Hughes Aircraft for more than $5 billion. 1977: The first successful personal computer, the
Apple II, went on sale.