The Ides of March
, Marcus Junius Brutus stabbed to death Gaius
Julius Caesar ("Et tu Brute?"). 1493:
returned to Spain, concluding his first
voyage to the Western Hemisphere. 1869: The
Cincinnati Red Stockings
became the first pro baseball team.
, inventor of the carpet sweeper, died. 1906:
Charles Stewart Rolls and Frederick Henry Royce formed
. 1922: The first southern radio station (WSB
Atlanta) began broadcasting. 1937: Cook County Hospital in Chicago
established the first
. 1962: Nobel Prize laureate
fame, died. 1985:
computers of Cambridge, MA, received the first Internet
address ending in dotcom. 1999:
again became outermost [former] planet.
| Jan | Feb |
Mar | Apr | May |
Jun | Jul | Aug |
Sep | Oct | Nov |
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.