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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.
1818: The U.S. and Great Britain established the boundary between the
U.S. and Canada to be the 49th parallel. 1891: English Nobel Prize winner
James Chadwick, discoverer of the neutron, was born. 1944: General
stepped ashore at Leyte in the Philippines, 2 1/2 years after he had said, ''I shall return.'' 1956: American
aircraft designer Lawrence Bell, founder of Bell Aircraft (maker of the Bell X-1 the first broke the sound
barrier), died. 1960: The length of the
was redefined to be equal to 1,650,763.73 wavelengths in vacuum of the radiation corresponding to the transition
between the 2p10 and 5d5 quantum levels of the krypton-86 atom. 1960: The first fully mechanized post office opened in Providence, RI. 1972: American astronomer
Harlow Shapley, who discovered the sun's position in the Milky Way galaxy, died. 1983: IBM-PC
DOS Version 2.1 was released. 1984:
Paul Dirac, who shared a Nobel Prize with
Erwin Schrödinger, and after whom the
Dirac delta function
is named, died.