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Day in Engineering History Archive - June 17

June 17

Statue of Liberty Arrived in NY - Please click here to visit RF Cafe.Day in Engineering History June 17 Archive - RF Cafe1832: Sir William Crookes, who showed that cathode rays were fast-moving electrons, was born. 1885: The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship Isere. 1928: Amelia Earhart became the first woman to successfully fly across the Atlantic Ocean. 1950: Dr. Richard Lawler performed the first kidney transplant in a 45-minute operation in Chicago, IL. 1957: W8YLN, illustrious radio amateur and super proofreader for RF Cafe, was born. 1967: China tested its first hydrogen bomb. 1972: The Watergate scandal began when 5 people were arrested. 1980: Atari's "Asteroids" and "Lunar Lander" became first two video games assigned a Copyright. 2005: Former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski, and Mark H. Swartz, were convicted of looting their company of more than $600 million.

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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. 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. Fair Use laws permit small samples of copyrighted content.

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