Young, after whom
Modulus of elasticity was named, was born. 1831:
James Clerk Maxwell,
whose equations have tortured countless EE students, was born. 1848: Samuel Morse obtained
reissued patent for Morse code. 1942: Franklin D. Roosevelt created
the Office of War.
1944: The first V1 "Buzz Bomb" attack on London occurred. 1966: The Supreme Court issued
Miranda vs. Arizona decision, ruling that criminal suspects must
be informed of their constitutional rights prior to questioning by police. 1983:
crossed the orbit of Pluto, making it the first manmade object to leave the solar system.
1995: France announced it would abandon its 1992 moratorium on nuclear testing.
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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.
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small samples of copyrighted content.