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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
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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.
, endower of the college named after him, was born.
Sir Joseph Larmor
, the first to calculate the rate at which energy
is radiated by an accelerated electron, and the first to explain the
splitting of spectrum lines by a magnetic field, died. 1961: The
spacecraft became the first manmade object to fly past
a planet (Venus). 1964: The State Department disclosed that 40
had been found in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.
1967: The Soviet Union ratified a treaty with the United States and
Britain banning nuclear weapons from outer space. 1987:
was issued a patent for "keeping a head alive." 1998:
Millions of pagers went silent when the
satellite began tumbling in its orbit. 1999: "Star
Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
" was released in the U.S., setting
a new record for opening day sales at 28.5 million. 2005: "Star
Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
" debuted in theaters.