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Day in Engineering History Archive - June 7

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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.
Please submit 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.


June 7

1761: John Rennie, designer of the London Bridge, was born. 1826: German physicist Joseph von Fraunhofer, who was the first to study the dark lines in the solar spectrum (Fraunhofer lines), died. 1900: Frederick Emmons, considered along with Shockley, to be the founder of Silicon Valley, was born. 1938: The Douglas DC-4 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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