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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.
Leonardo Da Vinci died. 1800: English chemist
discovered electrolysis when he took wires from the poles of a battery he had built and dipped them in water, and
found bubbles of gas were released due to the effect of current flow through water. 1892: German air ace Manfred von Richtofen, "The Red Baron," was born. 1912:
BF Goodrich was incorporated. 1919: The
first U.S. air passenger service was started. 1952: De Havilland ushered in the commercial jet age its
Comet airliner. 1965: The "Early Bird" satellite
was used to transmit television pictures across the Atlantic. 1997:
Tony Blair became, at age 44, Britain's
youngest prime minister in 185 years. 2000: The "Selective Availability"
feature of GPS was discontinued, making the full system precision available to all users.