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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.
1815: English mathematician George Boole,
of Boolean algebra fame, died (Boole).
1885: American astronomer Harlow Shapley,
who discovered the sun's position in the Milky Way galaxy, was born. 1920: Pittsburgh radio station
KDKA was the first
to broadcast presidential election results (between Warren Harding and James Cox - Harding won). 1936: BBC Television
Service inaugurated the world's first regular, public,
high-definition television broadcasting system. 1942:
The first controlled nuclear chain
reaction was demonstrated at the University of Chicago. 1947: Howard Hughes flew his huge wooden airplane, the
Spruce Goose, on its only
flight, which lasted about a minute. 1982: Barney Clark had the world's first artificial heart transplant. 1988: Robert
Morris released what is considered to be the first successful worm (Morris
Worm) or Internet. 1992: The Airbus A330 first flew. 2000: An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts became
the first permanent residents of the
International Space Station.