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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.
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
cotton gin. 1879: Nobel laureate
Albert Einstein 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
Eastman-Kodak fame, died. 1950: The FBI's "10
Most Wanted Fugitives" program began. 1960: The British radio telescope at
Jodrell Bank 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
Rolling Stones left England for France to escape taxes.
1992: The Soviet newspaper "Pravda"
suspended publication. 1994:
Linux kernel version 1.0.0 was
released. 2004: Daniel Tammet set the
European record for memorizing and recounting pi to 22,514 digits in just over five hours.