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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.
, the oldest
institute of higher learning in the U.S., was founded. 1894:
Hermann von Helmholtz
, who experimented with physiology,
optics, electrodynamics, mathematics, and meteorology, and inventor of the
, died. 1900: Galveston, TX, was struck by a hurricane that killed about 6,000 people. 1920:
service began between NY City and San
was developed by
. 1930: The comic strip "Blondie
made its debut - her maiden name was Boopadoop. 1944: The
rocket barrage began in London.
Marshall Space Flight Center
in Huntsville, AL, was dedicated. 1965:
Joshua Lionel Cowen
, founder of the Lionel model
train company, died. 1966: NBC-TV aired the first episode of "Star Trek
entitled "The Man Trap." 2000: "Go
" protests were held in the UK to protest high fuel prices. 2012:
, designer of the first laptop computer, died.