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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.
1883: The U.S. and Canada adopted a system of
standard time zones due a decision of the
American Railway Association. 1903: The U.S. and Panama signed a treaty that granted the U.S. rights to build the
Panama Canal. 1913: The first
airplane in the U.S. to perform a loop-the-loop was piloted by
Lincoln Beachey in San Diego, CA. 1923:
Alan Shepard, America's first
man in space and one of only 12 humans who have walked on the Moon, was born. 1949:
Frank Jewett, the first president of Bell Telephone Labs, died. 1962: Nobel Prize winner
Niels Bohr, developer of the planetary Bohr atomic model, died. 1963: The first telephone in the U.S. with
push buttons instead of a rotary dial was placed in commercial service. 1999: 12 Aggies were killed when a
ritual bonfire at
Texas A&M collapsed on them during construction.