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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.
Johann Galle discovered Neptune after only
an hour of searching. 1861:
Robert Bosch, the German engineer and industrialist who was invented the spark plug and magneto, was born.
Typhoid Mary (Mary Mallon), famous for spreading typhoid fever in NY, was born. 1877:
Urbain-Jean-Joseph Le Verrier, who
calculated the likely position of Neptune so closely that it took Johan Galle only an hour of search to find,
died. 1879: Richard Rhodes invented the
audiophone, the first hearing
Roland Garros made the first airplane flight across the Mediterranean Sea. 1930:
Flashbulbs were patented by Johannes Ostermeier. 1938: A time capsule, to be opened in 6939, was buried at
World's Fair in New York City. 1960:
Georges Claude, inventor of the neon light, died. 1962: "The
Jetsons" premiered on ABC-TV, being the first program on the network to be carried in color. 1970: IBM
computer. 1981: President Reagan announce plans for
Radio Marti to
broadcast to the people of Cuba. 2002:
browser was first released as Phoenix.