1818: Mary Shelly's
was first published.1942: General Douglas
McArthur made his famous "I
," remark when leaving the Philippines. 1946: The
held its first meeting. 1955:
, who discovered penicillin, died. 1957: U.S.
explorer, and the first to make a flight over the North Pole,
, died. 1960:
was launched into solar orbit between Earth and Venus. 1971:
, credited with inventing the first successful
television system, died. 1986: 1 million days had passed since traditional
foundation of Rome, 4/21/753 BC. 2002: Twin towers of light began
beaming from 'Ground
' to memorialize the 9/11/2001 victims. 2004: Muslim extremist
murdered 191 people on a Madrid train using 10 bombs.
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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.