1752: This was the last day of the
in Great Britain and the British colonies - the
Gregorian Calendar designed to correct the extra leap year day problem
went into effect the next day with tomorrow being September 14, hence 11 days were dropped.
1869: Hiram Percy
Maxim, co-founder of the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL), was born. 1910:
Scott, the first woman pilot in the U.S., made a solo flight at Lake Keuka. 1944:
President George H.W. Bush was shot down at Chichi Jima island, in his
1945: Japanese officials signed the act of unconditional surrender (VJ Day). 1948:
McAuliffe, the first female Shuttle astronaut who died in the Challenger accident,
was born. 1969: NBC-TV canceled "Star
Trek" - the show had debuted on September 8, 1966. 1973: English writer
J. R. R. Tolkien,
author of "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings," died. 1987: Philips introduced the
CD-video. 1985: 73 years after sinking off the Newfoundland coast,
the wreckage of the
Titanic was located. 1998: Pilots for Canada's largest airline launched
their first strike in
Air Canada's history. 2001:
Barnard, who performed the first human heart transplant, died.
| Feb | Mar |
Apr | May |
Jun | Jul |
Aug | Sep |
Oct | Nov |
historical tidbits have been collected from various sources, mostly on the Internet.
As detailed in
this article, 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. Many 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. Images used in the logos are often from open source websites
like Wikipedia, and are specifically credited with a hyperlink back to the source where
possible. Fair Use
laws permit small samples of copyrighted content.