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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.
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.
1522: Magellan's ship, Vittoria, returned to Spain after first round-the-world trip. 1766: John Dalton, known as one of the fathers of modern physical science and formulated the Atomic Theory, was born. 1803: John Dalton introduced atomic symbols. 1857: Johann Schweigger, the physicist who invented the galvanometer, died. 1879: The Edison Telephony Company of London Ltd began operating the first public exchange. 1899: Carnation processed its first can of evaporated milk. 1901: Microwave pioneer Ernst Weber was born. 1908: Louis Essen, 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 V-2 rocket from its deck. 1952: Canadian television broadcasting began in Montreal. 1970: Arthur Herrington, designer of the famous Jeep, died. 1976: Soviet pilot Victor Belenko landed his MIG-25 in Tokyo and asked for political asylum in the United States. 1995: Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken broke Lou Gehrig's record by playing his 2,13first consecutive game.