wrote in a letter that he had invented bifocals.
, who accomplished some of the first controlled
glider flights, was born. 1908: Nobel physicist
, co-inventor of the transistor along with William
Shockley and Walter Brattain, was born. 1916: Thomas Edison was
issued three patents for his "Phonograph
or Talking Machine
." 1922: "Daylight
" was the topic in the first debate ever to be heard
on radio in Washington, DC. 1934: Bank robbers
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow
were shot to death in a police
ambush. 1949: The
Republic of West Germany
was established. 1949:
, inventor of the klystron tube, died. 1960:
, inventor of the neon light, died. 1968: The
were distributed in Britain in preparation for
replacing the current system of pounds, shillings and pence. 2007:
makeup shifted from mostly rural to mostly urban.
| Feb | Mar |
Apr | May |
Jun | Jul |
Aug | Sep |
Oct | Nov |
historical tidbits have been collected from various sources, mostly on the Internet.
As detailed in
this article, 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. Many 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.