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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.
New York Stock Exchange was
founded at 70 Wall Street by 24 brokers. 1836:
Sir Joseph Lockyer, who
co-discovered the element helium in the sun's spectrum, was born. 1865: The first International Telegraph
Convention was signed in Paris by the 20 founding member, giving birth to the
International Telegraph Union (ITU).
1868: Automobile maker
was born. 1886: American agriculturist and engineer
John Deere died. 1890:
Comic Cuts, the first British weekly
comic paper, was published. 1943: The famous
Dambusters raid on key German dams occurred. 1955: The highly classified patent for the first
atomic pile was issued 11 years after application. 1978: Philips announced the coming of the compact disc
(CD). 1997: The first flight of the
tailless fighter occurred.