This is a Leap Year
(also known as an intercalary year or bissextile year) if it is evenly
divisible by 4, and/or is a
Year (century evenly divisible by 400). 1840:
Holland, "father of the modern submarine," was born. 1860:
inventor of the tabulating machine for punched cards, was born. 1880: The
Tunnel was connected, linking Switzerland and Italy.
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Apr | May |
Jun | Jul |
Aug | Sep |
Oct | Nov |
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. Images used in the logos are often from open source
websites like Wikipedia, and are specifically credited with a hyperlink back to
the source where possible.
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small samples of copyrighted content.