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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.
Today is the birthday
Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. 1791:
Michael Faraday, who discovered
the principle of electromagnetic induction (Faraday's Law), was born. 1914: A
German U-9 submarine sank three British
cruisers in the North Sea. 1939: A uranium atom was split for the first time using the cyclotron at Columbia
University. 1949: President Truman announced that the Soviet Union exploded its first
atomic bomb successfully. 1949:
WFMY TV channel 2 in Greensboro-High Point, NC, made its first broadcast. 1955: The first commercial
television broadcasting began in Britain by
ITV (Independent Television), ending the BBC's monopoly. 1980: A border conflict between
Iran and Iraq
developed into a full-scale war. 1993:
Nolan Ryan threw his last pitch in his final game after tearing a ligament in his arm.