Today in Tech History – November 23, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1889 – A “nickel-in-the-slot player” was installed at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco, the first jukebox. Up to four people could put in a coin, put on earphones and listen to a record playing on an Edison Class M phonograph.

http://www.americanheritage.com/content/wurlitzer-1015

1963 – At 5:16 PM the BBC premiered its new family science fiction show, Doctor Who, with its first episode, “An Unearthly Child.”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/episodeguide/unearthlychild/detail.shtml

2004 – Blizzard launched World of Warcraft, destined to become the largest MMORPG ever made.

http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/company/about/profile.html

2015 – Blue Origin successfully launched its BE-3 rocket carrying an unoccupied New Shepard space capsule to a suborbital height of 100.5 km and landed the used rocket safely on the ground.

http://www.engadget.com/2015/11/24/blue-origin-reusable-rocket-landing/

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