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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.
1919: A solar eclipse
permitted observation of the bending of starlight passing through the sun's gravitational field, thereby
confirming Albert Einstein's
general theory of relativity.
1929: Englishman Peter Higgs, of the
Higgs boson fame, was born. 1943: Norman Rockwell's portrait of "Rosie the Riveter" appeared on the cover of
"The Saturday Evening Post." 1953:
was conquered as Edmund Hillary of New Zealand, and Tensing Norgay of Nepal became the first climbers to reach
the summit. 1999: The space shuttle Discovery completed the first-ever docking with the
International Space Station.