Frank Conrad, owner of more than 200 patents, developer the
first commercial radio station, and coiner of the term "broadcast,"
was born. 1927: The first U.S. balloon flight to exceed an altitude
of 40,000-ft was made by
Capt. Hawthorne Gray. 1942: The
Battle of the Coral Sea, the first sea battle to be fought entirely
from the air, commenced between American and Japanese carriers.
Lunar Orbiter 4 was launched. 1977:
Wars Day celebrates the beginning of an era - "May the 4th Be
with You." 1979: Conservative Party leader
Margaret Thatcher was chosen to become Britain's first female
prime minister as the Tories ousted the incumbent Labor government
in parliamentary elections. 1997: IBM's
Deep Blue computer defeated world chess champion Garry Kasparov.
2000: The "ILOVEYOU"
e-mail virus began its attack on computers worldwide.
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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.