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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.
1867: Nobel Prize-winning chemist Marie Marja Sklodowska Curie, discoverer of radium and polonium, was born. 1874: Thomas Nast was the first to portray the Republican elephant. 1885: The spike was driven for the Canadian Pacific Railway, that finally linked the Atlantic and Pacific. 1940: The Tacoma Narrows Bridge (Galloping Gertie) collapsed in Washington state. 1985: NASA launched Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) spacecraft. 1997: Chinese engineers completed the blocking of the Yangtze River, the first step toward what will be the world's largest hydroelectric dam project (Three Gorges Dam).