, discoverer of the pitot tube used for airspeed
measurements, died. 1923: Lieutenants Oakley Kelly and John Macready
at Rockwell Field, San Diego, CA, completing the
first non-stop transcontinental flight (26 hours and 50 minutes).
1944: U.S. wartime rationing of most grades of meats ended. 1945:
Allies arrested German nuclear physicist
. 1968: Surgeons conducted the UK's first
. 1973: The
became the world's tallest building. 1999: The Dow
Jones Industrial Average (DJIA
closed above 11,000 for the first time. 2000:
, the company that commissioned the Intel 8008 microprocessor,
declared bankruptcy. 2003: When dawn broke, the rocky visage of
New Hampshire's famous
Old Man of the
was gone, having crumbled and fallen overnight. 2007:
, the only man to fly in Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spaceships,
| 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.