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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.
1928: Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in the mold Penicillium notatum. 1940: The German Luftwaffe suffered the loss of 176 planes in the Battle of Britain. 1941: AMP incorporated as Aircraft Marine Products (how many people know that?). 1947: RCA released the 12AX7 vacuum tube to the market (datasheet). 1964: The London's Sun newspaper debuted. 1965: "Lost in Space" premiered. 1978: German aircraft engineer Willy Messerschmitt died. 1982: The first issue of "USA Today" published. 2001: President George W. Bush identified Osama bin Laden as the prime suspect in the 9-11 terrorist attacks.