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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.
was founded in Troy, NY, becoming the first engineering college in the U.S. 1863:
, of automotive fame, was born. 1879:
James Clerk Maxwell
, whose equations have
tortured countless EE students, died at age 48. 1895: The first U.S. patent was granted to George B. Selden for
the auto. 1901: Henry Ford received a patent for a motor carriage. 1906: Astronomer
, who proposed the "dirty snowball" model for comets, was born. 1914:
France & Russia declared war on Turkey. 1935: Edwin Armstrong first demonstrated
at a meeting of the Institute of Radio Engineers. 1935: Parker Brothers launched the game of
. 1959: The American Football League was formed. 1992:
Jan Hendrik Oort
physicist and astronomer of Oort Cloud fame, died. 1992: Chemical evidence of 5,000 year old beer was found in
cave in Iran.