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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.
Transcontinental Railroad Completed
1788: Optics researcher Augustin Fresnel was born. 1829: Thomas Young, after whom Young's Modulus of elasticity was named, died. 1869: The Transcontinental Railroad was officially completed with the driving of a special "golden spike" during a ceremony at Promontory Point, UT. 1928: The first U.S. television station, WGY, began regular broadcasting. 1933: The Nazis staged massive public book burnings in Germany. 1940: Pacifist Neville Chamberlain was replaced by Winston Churchill. 1960: The USS Triton completed the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe. 1979: A world record 32 MV was generated by the National Electrostatics Corporation, Oak Ridge, TN.