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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.
, inventor of the temperature scale bearing his name, was born. 1879: Thomas Edison
Edison Telephone Company of Europe
Henry John Heinz
, founder of the J.H.
Heinz Company and originator of the "57 Varieties" slogan, died. 1897: Guglielmo Marconi made the first
communication by wireless telegraph. 1948: The state of
and its provisional government was established. 1957:
following the Suez crisis ended in the U.K. 1963: The first U.S. patent for a "solar
" was issued to Elmer Johnson. 1963: A laser light beam link carried the first laser TV
signal during a network broadcast on CBS. 1973:
was launched into orbit around Earth
as the first U.S. manned space station. 1978:
, designer of
the Lear Jet, died. 1998: "Seinfeld" aired its final episode after nine years on NBC.