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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
birthday. Please do not submit your death date ;-)
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.
Gustave-Gaspard Coriolis, who discovered the circulation effect that bears his name, was born. 1878:
Aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss was born. 1916:
Daylight Saving Time was introduced in Britain as a war-time measure to save fuel. 1927:
completed his 33-1/2 hour solo, non-stop flight from NY to Paris. 1932:
became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, from Newfoundland to Ireland. 1956: The U.S.
exploded the first airborne
hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean over Bikini Atoll. 1927:
Dudley Allen Buck, inventor of the
cryotron switch and ferroelectric RAM, died. 1959: Radar pioneer and head of the National Security Agency
Scientific Advisory Board panel on Electronics
Louis Nicot Ridenour, died. 1965: English aircraft designer
Sir Geoffrey De Havilland died. 1980: "Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back," was