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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.
1800: Alessandro Volta
announced his invention of the electric battery. 1856: American inventor and engineer
Frederick Taylor, known as the
father of scientific management, was born. 1886: America's first demonstration of the
AC power system provided lighting along Main Street at Great Barrington, MA. 1900:
received a patent for the wireless transmission of electric power. 1916: Albert Einstein's Theory of General
Relativity was published in Annalen der Physik. 1925: David Ronald de Mey Warren, the Australian scientist who
invented the flight data recorder (or "black box"), was born. 1934: The first test of a practical radar apparatus
was made by Rudolf Kuhnold in Kiel Harbour, Germany. 1993: Nobel physicist
Polykarp Kusch, who determined that the magnetic moment of the electron is greater than its theoretical value,
died. 1954: Newspaper vending machines became big news as the first one was introduced in Columbia, Pennsylvania.
1995: In Tokyo, 12 people were killed, more than 5,500 others sickened when terrorists released packages
containing the poisonous gas
Sarin into five separate subway
trains. 2003: The Iraq war began.