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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.
Johns Hopkins, 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
Venera 1 spacecraft became the first manmade object to fly past
a planet (Venus). 1964: The State Department disclosed that 40
hidden microphones 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:
Chet Fleming was issued a patent for "keeping a head alive." 1998:
Millions of pagers went silent when the
Galaxy IV 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.