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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.
Harvard University, 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
Helmholtz coil, died. 1900: Galveston, TX, was struck by a hurricane that killed about 6,000 people. 1920:
Air Mail service began between NY City and San
Scotch tape was developed by
Richard Drew. 1930: The comic strip "Blondie"
made its debut - her maiden name was Boopadoop. 1944: The
German V2 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
Slow" protests were held in the UK to protest high fuel prices. 2012:
William Moggridge, designer of the first laptop computer, died.