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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.
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
RF Cafe logos
. Where available, I like to use images from postage stamps from the country where
the person or event occurred.
was born. 1861: The Constitution of the Confederate States of America established a Patent Office. 1877: French
aircraft designer Maurice Farman was born. 1915: American inventor and engineer
Frederick Taylor, known as the
father of scientific management, was born. 1925:
Carl Eilers, the "Father of FM and TV Stereo," was born. 1942: A secret report (held until
after WWII was over) was submitted suggesting the name "plutonium" for artificial element 94 since
it followed neptunium and uranium. 1965:
Martin Luther King, Jr. led the historic 54-mile civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery,
Alabama. 1963: Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay was emptied of its last inmates at the order of Attorney
General Robert F. Kennedy. 1991:
Leo Fender, inventor of the first
solid body electric guitar, died. 1999: A balloon flown by
Brian Jones and Bertrand Piccard achieved the first non-stop round-the-world balloon flight.