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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.
Transcontinental Railroad Completed
Augustin Fresnel was born.
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
in Germany. 1940: Pacifist Neville Chamberlain was replaced by
Winston Churchill. 1960: The
completed the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe. 1979: A world record 32 MV was generated by the
National Electrostatics Corporation, Oak Ridge, TN.