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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.
1630: German astronomer
, who formulated the three
major laws of planetary motion, died. 1806: Explorer Zebulon Pike sighted the mountaintop in Colorado now known as
." 1887: German scientist Carl
Gassner was issued a patent for the first "galvanic
," or dry cell, which used zinc as its primary ingredient. 1819: Scottish chemist
, who discovered nitrogen, died. 1904: Patent #775,134
was granted to King Gillette for the safety razor. 1965: American engineer
Allen Du Mont
, who invented the first
commercial cathode ray tube, died. 1971: Intel announced its first user-programmable microprocessor, the
, in a edition
of Electronic News magazine. 1988: The Soviet Union launched its first space shuttle,
("Snowstorm"), unmanned, on its
first and only orbital flight. 2000: The
broadband cable went into service, connecting Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Hawaii and the U.S.
west coast over a distance of 30,500 km.