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Day in Engineering History Archive - June 13

June 13

Happy Birthday James Clerk Maxwell! - Please click here to visit RF Cafe.1773: Thomas Young, after whom Young's Modulus of elasticity was named, was born. 1831: James Clerk Maxwell, whose equations have tortured countless EE students, was born. 1848: Samuel Morse obtained a reissued patent for Morse code. 1942: Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Office of War. 1944: The first V1 "Buzz Bomb" attack on London occurred. 1966: The Supreme Court issued its landmark Miranda vs. Arizona decision, ruling that criminal suspects must be informed of their constitutional rights prior to questioning by police. 1983: Pioneer 10 crossed the orbit of Pluto, making it the first manmade object to leave the solar system. 1995: France announced it would abandon its 1992 moratorium on nuclear testing.

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Note: These 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.
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