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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.
Gregorian calendar was introduced in Italy and some other Catholic countries. 1882:
Robert Goddard, "the father of modern rocketry," was born. 1930:
delivered the first televised White House address, where in he asked Americans to refrain from eating certain
foods to stockpile supplies for sending to Europeans suffering from crop failures. 1930:
Pavel Popovich, who along with fellow cosmonaut
became the first pair of humans in space, was born. 1966: A partial core meltdown at the
Enrico Fermi nuclear breeder reactor killed three workers. 1970: The
Public Broadcasting System
(PBS) officially became a network. 1983:
Earl Tupper, inventor of the
plastic Tupperware, died. 1992: 1992: Both houses of Congress voted to override President Bush's veto of a measure
re-regulate cable television
companies. 1996: Supercomputer pioneer
Seymour Cray died.