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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.
Happy 30th Anniversary to my dear wife, Melanie! 1783: Englishman William Sturgeon, who
devised the first electromagnet capable of supporting more than its own weight, was born. 1849: Abraham Lincoln
received a patent for the
floating dry dock. 1859: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, of
Sherlock Holmes fame, was born. 1891: The first
public motion picture was shown in Thomas Edison's lab. 1908: The
Wright Brothers registered their flying machine for a U.S. patent. 1973: Robert Metcalfe wrote a memo at
Xerox describing a data transfer protocol for what he termed the "Ethernet."
1983: My dear wife, Melanie (Sue Goodwin), and I were married - Happy 29th
Anniversary! 1990: Microsoft released Windows 3.0. 1992:
hosted the "Tonight Show" for the last time, telling his audience, "I bid you a very heartfelt good night."
1995: Two new moons were discovered orbiting Saturn
using the Hubble Space Telescope. 2007: The European Space Policy
was formalized as a joint effort between the ESA and the EU.