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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.
1932: The first radio broadcast from a moving train was made by WABC. 1958: Elvis Presley joined the army. 1959: The maser (Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) was patented by Charles Townes. 1962: Danish physicist Auguste Piccard, who pioneered high altitude balloon and deep sea vehicle research, died. 1965: Millions watched a first-ever 15-minute live broadcast of the Ranger 9 moon crashing into the moon. 1989: The Exxon Valdez oil tanker struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and spilled 240,000 barrels of crude oil. 1992: The first Belgian astronaut, Dirk Frimout, went into space onboard the Atlantis Space Shuttle.