1522: Magellan's ship,
, returned to Spain after first round-the-world trip.
, known as one of the fathers of modern physical
science and formulated the Atomic Theory, was born. 1803: John Dalton
, the physicist who invented the galvanometer,
died. 1879: The
Edison Telephony Company of London Ltd
began operating the first
public exchange. 1899:
processed its first can of evaporated milk. 1901:
was born. 1908:
, who invented the quartz crystal ring clock and
the first practical atomic clock, was born. 1947: The aircraft carrier
Midway test-fired a captured German
from its deck. 1952:
television broadcasting began in Montreal. 1970: Arthur
Herrington, designer of the famous
, died. 1976: Soviet pilot
landed his MIG-25 in Tokyo and asked for political
asylum in the United States. 1995:
record by playing his 2,13first consecutive game.
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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.