, who founded the British rubber industry, was
born. 1792: The U.S. established the
. 1847: The
(for a carriage) was patented in the U.S. by Robert
W. Thompson, of England. 1886: Pharmacist Dr. John Stith Pemberton
produced the syrup for
, and carried a jug of the new product down the street
to Jacobs' Pharmacy and placed it on sale for five cents a glass
as a soda fountain drink. 1914:
, founder of Post Cereal Company, died. 1919: The first
transatlantic flight took off by a navy seaplane. 1926: The first
flight over North Pole was made by Bennett and Byrd. 1945: Victory
was won in Europe (V-E
), as Winston Churchill officially announced the end of the
war with Germany. 1952: Mad Magazine debuted. 1961: The first practical
seawater conversion plant in the U.S. was opened in Freeport, TX.
1962: The era of the trolleybus in London ended. 1999: The first
female cadet graduated from The Citadel military college.
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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.