was born. 1861: The Constitution
of the Confederate States of America established a Patent Office.
1877: French aircraft designer
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
led the historic 54-mile civil rights
march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. 1963:
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.
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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.