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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.
1884: Transparent paper-strip photographic film patented by George Eastman. 1908:
George Brown, who
developed the turnstile TV antenna, and the vestigial sideband filter, was born. 1923: Xilinx co-founder
was born. 1947: Chuck Yeager became the first human to fly faster than the speed of sound in the rocket powered
Bell XS-1 over Murac Dry Lake, CA. 1960: The 4th legal definition of the meter was made to be 1,650,763.73
wavelengths in vacuum of the orange-red light radiation of the krypton-86 atom (transition between levels 2p10 and
Sir Martin Ryle, who developed the first
synthetic aperture radio telescope systems, died. 1996: The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)
closed above 6,000 for the first time. 1997: British Royal Air Force pilot Andy Green broke the land-speed record
by driving a jet-powered car faster than the speed of sound. 2001: NASA's Galileo spacecraft passed within 112
miles of Jupiter's moon Io. 2004: The FCC adopted rules for broadband over power lines (BPL).
2010: Benoit Mandelbrot, popularize
of fractal geometry, was born.