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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.
Igor Sikorsky logo
was patented by Stuart Perry. 1865:
who won Nobel Prize in Physics for splitting of spectral lines (the Zeeman effect), was born. 1888: Nobel Prize
, who discovered nitroglycerine, died. 1889: Helicopter pioneer
was born. 1927: Henry Ford
stopped producing Model T car and began producing the Model A. 1940:
("mould juice" per
its discoverer), was tested and proven effective by Norman Heatley. 1961: President Kennedy announced his goal to
initiate a goal of "landing
a man on the moon
" before the end of the decade. 1973: The U.S. launched the first
crew. 1992: Jay
Leno made his debut as permanent host of NBC's "Tonight Show," succeeding Johnny Carson. 1999:
, the inventor of PVC plastic, died.
2008: NASA's Phoenix
on Mars, in search of life.