, founder of the Weston Electrical Instrument Company,
was born. 1865: A patent was issued to Richard Gatling for his
. 1882: William Ford was issued a patent for his
. 1893: Thomas Edison exhibited the first public
motion picture (kinetoscope
to an audience in Brooklyn, NY. 1914:
, inventor of the electric arc furnace,
died. 1926: Americans
and Floyd Bennett became the first men to fly an
airplane over the North Pole. 1927:
replaced Melbourne as the capital of Australia. 1931:
, who first accurately measured the speed of
light, died. 1961: Then FCC chairman Newton N. Minow condemned television
programming as a "vast
" in a speech to the National Association of Broadcasters.
was successfully bounced off the Moon for the first time.
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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.