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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.
The "ultimate" pi day
occurred on March 14th, 1592, at 6:53 AM
and 58 seconds. When written in American-style date format, this is 3/14/1592 6:53.58. 1794: Eli Whitney patented
. 1879: Nobel laureate
was born in Ulm, Germany. 1900: Congress ratified the
Gold Standard Act
(Nixon took us off the gold standard in 1971). 1932: George Eastman, of
fame, died. 1950: The FBI's "10
Most Wanted Fugitives
" program began. 1960: The British radio telescope at
in Cheshire set a new space record by making contact with the American Pioneer V spacecraft at a
distance of 407,000 miles. 1971: The
left England for France to escape taxes.
1992: The Soviet newspaper "Pravda
suspended publication. 1994:
kernel version 1.0.0 was
released. 2004: Daniel Tammet
European record for memorizing and recounting pi to 22,514 digits in just over five hours.