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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.
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. 1967:
The Lunar Orbiter 4 was launched. 1977:
Star Wars Day celebrates the beginning of an
era - "May the 4th Be with You." 1979:
Conservative Party leader
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.