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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.
Johann Galle, who was the first to observe Neptune, was born. 1905: Albert Einstein published his analysis of
Planck's quantum theory and its application to light. 1931: Robert H. Goddard patented a
rocket-fueled aircraft design. 1934:
made his debut in "The Wise Little Hen."1943: U.S. Congress mandated that employers withhold
income tax on employees (a dark day in history). 1959: The first ballistic missile carrying submarine, the
USS George Washington, was launched. 1989: "Star
Trek V: The Final Frontier," premiered. 1997: The British lease on New Territories in Hong Kong expired. 2004:
Bernard Vonderschmitt died.