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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.
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.