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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.
departed from Plymouth, England and arrived at Provincetown, MA, on November 2nd and then at Plymouth, MA, on
December 26th, with 102 passengers onboard. 1736:
Gabriel Fahrenheit, inventor of the
temperature scale bearing his name, died. 1877: Jacob Schick, inventor of the electric razor, was born. 1908:
General Motors was incorporateded by
William Crapo "Billy" Durant. 1914: The
Canadian Aviation Corps was formed. 1919: The
American Legion was created. 1919: Marvin Middlemark, inventor of the television "rabbit ears"
antenna, was born. 1940: U.S. President Roosevelt signed into law the
Selective Training and Service Act, which set up the first peacetime military draft in U.S. history. 1963: "Outer
Limits" premiered on ABC. 1996: The
Telecommunications Act of 1996 was passed to allow competition for local phone service.