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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.
44 B.C: The Ides of March, Marcus Junius Brutus stabbed to death Gaius Julius Caesar ("Et tu Brute?"). 1493: Christopher Columbus returned to Spain, concluding his first voyage to the Western Hemisphere. 1869: The Cincinnati Red Stockings became the first pro baseball team. 1889: Melville Bissell, inventor of the carpet sweeper, died. 1906: Charles Stewart Rolls and Frederick Henry Royce formed Rolls-Royce. 1922: The first southern radio station (WSB, Atlanta) began broadcasting. 1937: Cook County Hospital in Chicago established the first blood bank. 1962: Nobel Prize laureate Arthur Compton, of Compton Effect fame, died. 1985: Symbolics computers of Cambridge, MA, received the first Internet address ending in dotcom. 1999: Pluto again became outermost [former] planet.