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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.
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.