, after whom the division between Saturn's A and
B rings is named, was born. 1786: In New York City, commercial ice
cream was manufactured for the first time. 1851:
Jacques-Arsène d' Arsonval
, who invented the reflecting moving-coil
galvanometers used to measure weak electric currents, was born.
, who first showed that radio waves displayed characteristics
of light wave behavior in the manner of reflection, refraction,
polarization and interference, died. 1940: U.C. Berkeley researchers
announced the creation of element 93,
(Np). 1949: "1984
by George Orwell, was published. 1953: The first propane fuelled
gas-turbine locomotive was placed in service by the Union Pacific
, inventor of the World Wide Web, was born. 1959:
The first official U.S. missile mail was launched from the submarine
USS Barbero at about 100 miles off the Atlantic Coast. 1979: The
Source, the first computer public information service, went online.
1995: U.S. Air Force Capt.
was rescued by U.S. Marines after being shot down
| Feb | Mar |
Apr | May |
Jun | Jul |
Aug | Sep |
Oct | Nov |
historical tidbits have been collected from various sources, mostly on the Internet.
As detailed in
this article, 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. Many 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.