Demologos (renamed Fulton I), the first American steam powered
warship, designed by
was launched in New York Harbor. 1929: "Black
Tuesday" descended upon the
NYSE, where prices
collapsed amid panic selling and thousands of investors were wiped
out, and America's "Great Depression" began. 1945: The first
ballpoint pen went on sale in the U.S. 1959:
General Mills became the first corporation to use closed-circuit
television for a multi-location meeting. 1959:
Edith Clarke, the first woman to earn a degree in electrical
engineering at MIT, died. 1969: The first message, "login,"
was sent over the
ARPANET, which was renamed to be called the Internet in 1982
(the one Algore invented). 1993: The
Council of the European Communities signed a directive to harmonize
the copyright protection term to the author's life + 70 years (was
life + 50 in most countries).
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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.