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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.
1604: Johannes Kepler and other observers saw the appearance of a "new" star in the constellation of Ophiuchus,
which became Supernova 1604. 1801:
Auguste-Arthur de La Rive, who
pioneered the electrochemical theory of batteries, was born. 1876: The first two-way
telephone conversation occurred over outdoor
wires between Alexander Graham Bell and Watson over the telegraph line linking Boston and East Cambridge. 1879: Nobel
Prize winner Max Von
Laue, who discovered the diffraction of x-rays in crystals, was born. 1906: Joseph Glidden, inventor of
barbed wire, died. 1930: Aviator Laura
Ingalls landed in Glendale, CA, to complete the first solo transcontinental flight across the U.S. by a woman.
1943: Pieter Zeeman
who won Noble Prize in Physics for splitting of spectral lines (the Zeeman effect), died. 1988:
Felix Wankel, inventor of
the pistonless internal combustion engine, died. 1992: The
Great Meteor, seen from Kentucky
to New York, was observed at 7:50 pm EDT, and hit a Chevrolet Malibou car belonging to Mrs. Michelle Knapp of Wells
Street in Peekskill, NY.