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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.
1895: The first automobile
race took place
between Chicago and Waukegan, IL, with six cars, and the winner averaged 7 mph on the 55-mile course. 1900: The
, consisting of eight baseball teams, was organized in Philadelphia. 1925: The
Grand Ole Opry
in Nashville made its radio debut on station WSM. 1923: First
(109 meters) transatlantic DX established by
radio amateur Léon Deloy (call sign 8 AB) in Nice, France, with F. H. Schnell (1 MO) in Hartford, Connecticut,
USA. 1954: Italian-born Nobel physicist
died. 1963: Cape Canaveral was renamed
. 1964: The United States launched the space probe
on a course to Mars.
1994: Norway rejected membership in the
for a second time. 1995: The federal 55 mph
was eliminated by Bill Clinton.
2000: The eighth tar drop fell in the University of Queensland
pitch drop experiment
Samuel T. Cohen
, designer of the neutron bomb, died.