1749: Scottish chemist
Daniel Rutherford, who discovered nitrogen, was born. 1892:
Almon Strowger commissioned the first automatic telephone in
his hometown of LaPorte, IN. 1906: The
(··· --- ··· in Morse Code, chosen for its
distinct signature, not for Save Our Ship) radio distress
signal was adopted at the International Radio Telegraphic Convention
in Berlin. 1926:
Charles Lindberg was forced to bail out of his DeHavilland DH4
biplane during a night airmail delivery flight. 1957:
II, with the second manmade satellite to be put into orbit and
the first animal (a dog named Laika) put into space, was launched
by the Soviet Union. 1971: The first edition of the
UNIX Programmer's Manual, by Thompson and Ritchie, was published.
Mariner 10 spacecraft was launched and became the first manmade
object to reach Mercury. 2004: The first felony prosecution of
resulted in the conviction of a brother/sister team.
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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.