1762: German chemist
, who discovered law of equivalent proportions,
was born. 1876:
Alexander Graham Bell
made the successful call with the telephone,
when he spoke the words "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."
began operation in the U.S. 1902:
, inventor of pulse coded modulation (PCM), was born.
Herbert H. Hoover
became the first civilian pilot to exceed
the speed of sound in the
research aircraft at Edwards AFB, CA. 1971: The U.S.
Senate approved an amendment to lower the
to 18. 1977: The rings of
were discovered. 1982: A rare
occurred where all 9 planets aligned on same side of
Sun. 2000: The
index peaked at its final high 5,132.52, signaling the
end of the Dot-Com boom. 2006: NASA's
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
arrived at Mars.
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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.