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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.
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
RF Cafe logos
. Where available, I like to use images from postage stamps from the country where
the person or event occurred.
1818: Mary Shelly's
Frankenstein was first published.1942: General Douglas McArthur made his famous "I
shall return," remark when leaving the Philippines. 1946: The
Audio Engineering Society held its first meeting. 1955:
Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin, died. 1957: U.S. explorer, and the first to make a flight over
the North Pole,
Richard Byrd, died. 1960:
Pioneer 5 was launched into solar orbit between Earth and Venus. 1971:
Philo Farnsworth, 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
Zero' to memorialize the 9/11/2001 victims. 2004: Muslim extremist
terrorists murdered 191 people on a Madrid train using 10 bombs.