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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.
1841: Benjamin Franklin (BF) Goodrich, founder of America's rubber industry, was born. 1862: Richard Gatling received patent for his machine gun. 1873: first U.S. patent for a gold crown issued to Dr. John Beers of San Francisco, CA. 1879: The cash register was invented by James J. (Jake) Ritty. 1922: The entrance to King Tutankhamun's (King Tut) tomb was discovered. 1952: General Dwight D. Eisenhower swept a victory in the American presidential elections. 1979: Iranian Islamic militants seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran and took 63 Americans hostage. 1980: Ronald Reagan defeated Jimmah Carter in a landslide.