Nova, a supernova was observed in the constellation Cassiopeia.
1638: Scottish astronomer
James Gregory, who invented the reflector telescope, was born.
Adolphe Sax, inventor of the saxophone (no kidding), was born.
1854: American conductor
John Philip Sousa was born. 1857:
William Noyes, who was the first chemist hired by the U.S. Bureau
of Standards, was born. 1928: The New York Times mounted the first
moving electric sign in the U.S., the
Motogram, around the top of the
Times Building in Times Square, NYC. 1936:
RCA displayed its television for the press. 1962:
Saudi Arabia abolished slavery - that's right, 1962! 1984: The
New York Stock Exchange was open for the first time on a presidential
election day. 2006: A joint MIT-Cambridge presentation of the breakthrough
Aircraft" technology was made.
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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.