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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.
1747: The first in a series of letters from
Benjamin Franklin to
Peter Collinson was sent regarding his experiments with electricity. 1903:
Jean-Maurice-Émile Baudot, who
created a telegraphic code that eventually replaced Morse Code, and after whom the term "baud" is named, died.
1905: Ralph Scott received a patent for an
electric arc lamp. 1923:
James Dewar, inventor of the flask that bears his name, died. 1935:
Robert Goddard first used gyroscopes to
control a rocket. 1962: U.S. Air Force announced research into the use of lasers to intercept missiles and
satellites. 1979: A nuclear accident occurred inside Unit Two reactor at
Three Mile Island plant near Middletown, PA.