, inventor of the Polaroid Land Camera, was born.
1926: The airship
became the first vessel to fly over the North Pole. 1930:
The first planetarium in the U.S. opened to the public, the
in Chicago, IL. 1936: The
typewriter keyboard was patented. 1940: The Nazi conquest
of France began with the crossing
. 1942: A Nazi
sunk an American cargo ship at mouth of Mississippi River.
1958: The U.S. & Canada formed the North American Air Defense
1978: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced
that they would no longer exclusively name hurricanes after women.
1980: The first nonstop crossing of U.S. via balloon began. 1994:
, inventor of Teflon, died.
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Mar | Apr | May |
Jun | Jul | Aug |
Sep | Oct | Nov |
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.