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Day in Engineering History Archive - September 22

Day in Engineering History September 22 Archive - RF CafeSeptember 22

Autumnal Equinox - RF CafeToday is the birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. 1791: Michael Faraday, who discovered the principle of electromagnetic induction (Faraday's Law), was born. 1914: A German U-9 submarine sank three British cruisers in the North Sea. 1939: A uranium atom was split for the first time using the cyclotron at Columbia University. 1949: President Truman announced that the Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb successfully. 1949: WFMY TV channel 2 in Greensboro-High Point, NC, made its first broadcast. 1955: The first commercial television broadcasting began in Britain by ITV (Independent Television), ending the BBC's monopoly. 1980: A border conflict between Iran and Iraq developed into a full-scale war. 1993: Nolan Ryan threw his last pitch in his final game after tearing a ligament in his arm.

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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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