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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.
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
SOS (··· --- ··· 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:
was forced to bail out of his DeHavilland DH4 biplane during a night airmail delivery flight. 1957:
Sputnik 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. 1973: The
spacecraft was launched and became the first manmade object to reach Mercury. 2004: The first felony prosecution
resulted in the conviction of a brother/sister team.