1773: Thomas Young, after whom Young's Modulus of elasticity was named, was born. 1831: James Clerk Maxwell, whose equations have tortured countless EE students, was born. 1848: Samuel Morse obtained a 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 its landmark Miranda vs. Arizona decision, ruling that criminal suspects must be informed of their constitutional rights prior to questioning by police. 1983: Pioneer 10 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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