1513: The Pacific Ocean was discovered by Spanish explorer
Vasco de Balboa when he crossed the Isthmus of Panama. 1843:
Melville Bissell, inventor of the carpet sweeper, was born.
Wright brothers arrived at Kitty Hawk, NC, to begin work on
their first powered aircraft. 1928: Motorola was initially incorporated
Galvin Manufacturing Corporation. 1933: The
Collins Radio Company was incorporated. 1956: The first
Transatlantic telephone cable was placed in service (Clarenville,
Newfoundland to Oban, Scotland). 1973: The three crewmen of
Skylab 3 landed in the Pacific Ocean after being on the U.S.
space laboratory for 59 days. 1998:
Mark McGwire hit his 66th home run, just 45 minutes after Sammy
Sosa hit his 66th homer of the season.
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Mar | Apr | May |
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Sep | Oct | Nov |
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.