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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.
Antoine-César Becquerel, who was the first to use electrolysis to recover metals from ores, was born. 1792:
Astronomer, Sir John F. W. Herschel, was born. 1809:
Jean-Pierre-François Blanchard, who was the first to fly across the English Channel (in a balloon), died.
1876: Alexander Graham Bell received a patent (#174,464) for his
telephone. 1926: The first successful trans-Atlantic radio-telephone conversation took place, between New York
City and London. 1933: The board game
Monopoly was invented. 1936: Adolf Hitler ordered his troops to march into the
Rhineland, breaking the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact. 1996: The first surfaces of
obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope.