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 the
. 1879: Nobel laureate
was born in Ulm, Germany. 1900: Congress ratified
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
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
suspended publication. 1994:
kernel version 1.0.0 was released. 2004:
set the European record for memorizing and recounting
pi to 22,514 digits in just over five hours.
| Feb | Mar |
Apr | May |
Jun | Jul |
Aug | Sep |
Oct | Nov |
historical tidbits have been collected from various sources, mostly on the Internet.
As detailed in
this article, 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. Many 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.