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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.
1783: The first successful untethered manned flight was made in a hot air balloon. 1877: Thomas Edison announced the invention of his phonograph. 1922: Rebecca Felton of Georgia was sworn in as the first woman to serve as a member of the U.S. Senate. 1935: A Pan American Airways China Clipper made the first commercial aircraft crossing of the Pacific. 1938: WBOE in Cleveland, OH, became first school-operated radio station. 1938: Construction of the Washington National Airport (renamed Reagan National) began. 1942: The Alaska-Canadian Highway (Alcan Highway) across Canada was formally opened. 1969: The first ARPANET link was established between the University of California, Los Angeles and the Stanford Research Institute. 1985: Former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Jay Pollard was arrested and accused of spying for Israel. 1995: The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closed above 5,000 for the first time. 2006: Google stocks hit the $500 mark.