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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.
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
RF Cafe logos
. Where available, I like to use images from postage stamps from the country where
the person or event occurred.
1863: George Parker, inventor
of the the first successful fountain pen and founder of the
Parker Pen Company, was born.
1870: The United States
Weather Bureau made its first (and
probably incorrect) meteorological observations. 1884:
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) was officially
adopted. 1922: A
radio license fee
of ten shillings was introduced in Great Britain. 1932:
Wernher von Braun
was installed as head of the German liquid-fuel rocket program. 1939: The German
Heinkel He 178 made its first
demonstration flight before aviation ministry members. 1952: The United States exploded the
hydrogen bomb at
Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands. 1995: Intel introduced the 32-bit
Pentium Pro microprocessor than ran at a
blinding 200 MHz. 2005:
Nokia announced it had successfully made cellular calls over Wi-Fi in its labs.