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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.
1601: Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe died.
1804: German physicist
Wilhelm Weber, after whom the unit of
magnetic flux is named, was born. 1861: The first
transcontinental telegraph message was sent as Justice Stephen Field of CA transmitted a telegram to President
Lincoln. 1836: Alonzo Phillips received the U.S. patent #68 for the phosphorous
friction safety match. 1901:
Annie Edson Taylor made the first barrel
ride over the Niagara Falls. 1910:
Blanche Scott became the first woman to make a solo, public airplane flight, reaching an altitude of 12 feet
at a park in Fort Wayne, IN. 1938: The
Fair Labor Standards Act established the first
minimum wage of 33 cents per hour. 1940: The
40-hour work week went into effect under
the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. 1940: French physicist
Pierre-Ernest Weiss, who determined the
Weiss magneton unit of magnetic moment, died. 1941:
William Noyes, who was the first chemist
hired by the U.S. Bureau of Standards, died. 2003: The
made its final landing at Heathrow airport.