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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.
American Medical Association
(AMA) was established. 1855:
Oskar von Miller
, who pioneered the electric power industry in Germany, was born. 1909:
, inventor of the
Polaroid Land Camera, was born. 1942: In the
Battle of the Coral Sea
, Japanese and American navies attacked each other with carrier planes - it was the
first time in the history of naval warfare where two enemy fleets fought without seeing each other. 1945: Germany
signed unconditional surrender ending
World War II
(it would take effect the next day). 1952: The concept of the integrated circuit chip was first
published by Geoffrey Dummer. 1963: The U.S. launched the
communications satellite, which on its tenth orbit transmitted the first transatlantic TV program seen in color.
space shuttle blasted off on its maiden voyage.