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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.
1880: Edison Lamp Works, the first electric
incandescent lamp factory in the U.S., was opened in Menlo Park, NJ. 1908: The
Model-T Ford was
announced to be available for $850. 1942: The
Bell P-59 Airacomet fighter, the first U.S.
jet, makes maiden flight. 1962: Johnny Carson succeeded Jack Paar as regular host of NBC's "Tonight"
show. 1969: The Anglo-French Concorde
broke the sound barrier for the first time. 1979: The
Canal Zone was turned back over to Panama. 1981:
EPCOT (Experimental Prototype Community of
Tomorrow) Center opened in Florida. 2001: The world's first 3-G, W-CDMA wireless network debuted in Japan (by NTT