Today in Tech History – January 10, 2018

Today in Tech History logo1899 – A US patent was issued for an “Electric Device,” invented by David Misell, which used D size batteries laid end to end in a paper tube with a light bulb and a brass reflector at the end. The batteries only lasted long enough for a “flash” of light, hence the name Flashlight.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Patent_617,592.png

1946 – The Signal Corps Engineering Laboratories in New Jersey received the first echoes off the Moon of an experiment to send the first radio transmissions through outer space.

https://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4404759/Project-Diana-bounces-radio-waves-off-moon–January-10–1946

1949 – In response to Columbia’s new 33-RPM long playing record, RCA kicked off a platter war introducing the seven-inch diameter 45 rpm “single” in the US.

http://www.wired.com/2012/01/new-format/

1962 – NASA announced plans to build the C-5, a three-stage rocket launch vehicle. It became better known as the Saturn V, which launched every Apollo Moon mission.

http://history.msfc.nasa.gov/saturn_apollo/display.html

2008 – Sony BMG became the last major label to agree to sell DRM-free MP3s.
http://web.archive.org/web/20080118185346/http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=205602334&subSection=All+Stories

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