1596: French mathematician
, after whom the Cartesian coordinate system was
named, was born. 1727:
Sir Isaac Newton
, of laboratory burner fame, was born. 1842:
, inventor of the Shrapnel Shell which exploded in the
air, died. 1851:
demonstrated his pendulum experiment at the Pantheon
of Paris. 1889: The
officially opened in Paris. 1890: Nobel laureate
Sir Lawrence Bragg
, developer of the Bragg law of x-ray diffraction,
was born. 1918: For the first time in the U.S.
Daylight Savings Time
went into effect. 1966: The Soviet Union
, which became the first spacecraft to enter a lunar orbit.
Radio Canada International's
final shortwave broadcast was made.
1999: Ford completed the purchase of
and incorporated Volvo it as part of the Premier Auto
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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
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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.