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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.
Joseph Henry, discoverer of the principle of self-induction, and after whom the unit of inductance is named,
died. 1884: The
American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) was formed (forerunner to the IEEE). 1890: Nikola Tesla was
issued a patent for a
pyromagneto electric generator. 1878:
Joseph Henry, discoverer of the
principle of self-induction, and the man for whom the unit of inductance is named, died. 1912: The
Royal Flying Corps was established its second wing. 1913: Igor Sikorsky flew the first four engine
aircraft. 1918: The first U.S.
airmail postage stamps
were issued with airplanes on them. 1958: The Velcro trademark was registered for a fabric hook and loop fastener.
1967: Mickey Mantle hit his 500th homerun. 1984:
Stanislaw Ulam, who determined the
way to initiate fusion in a nuclear bomb was to use a fission reaction to create the necessary compression, died.
Stanislaw Ulam, who determined the way to initiate fusion in a nuclear bomb was to use a fission reaction
to create the necessary compression, died. 1992: Three astronauts from the space shuttle "Endeavour" captured a
wayward Intelsat-6 communications satellite during the first-ever 3-person spacewalk.