designer of the London Bridge, was born. 1826: German physicist
Fraunhofer, who was the first to study the dark lines in the solar spectrum (Fraunhofer
lines), died. 1868: John Sealy Townsend, who discovered the electron avalanche phenomenon,
was born. 1900: Frederick Emmons, considered along with Shockley, to be the founder
of Silicon Valley, was born. 1938: The Douglas
made its first test flight. 1981: Israel bombed the Baghdad
nuclear reactor. 2000: Judge
Thomas Penfield Jackson ordered the breakup of Microsoft, declaring
the it should be split into two because it had ''proved untrustworthy in the past.''
This was one boring day in history.
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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.