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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.
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
, known as the
father of scientific management, was born. 1925:
, 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:
, 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.