, 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 Francisco. 1930:
was developed by
. 1930: The comic strip "Blondie
made its debut - her maiden name was Boopadoop. 1944: The
rocket barrage began in London. 1960: NASA's
Marshall Space Flight Center
in Huntsville, AL, was dedicated.
, founder of the Lionel model train company, died.
1966: NBC-TV aired the first episode of "Star
" entitled "The Man Trap." 2000: "Go
" protests were held in the UK to protest high fuel prices.
, designer of the first laptop computer, died.
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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
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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.