Today in Tech History – January 12, 2018

Today in Tech History logo1908 – Lee de Forest, an engineer and scientist, broadcast a phonograph record show from the Eiffel Tower for an audience of less than 50 people. The show was also heard over 500 miles from the tower, becoming the first long-distance radio message transmission.
http://www.ontheshortwaves.com/Wavescan/wavescan121125.html

1964 – Jeff Bezos was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He would grow up to study computer science at Princeton, and set the standard for online shopping with his company, Amazon.com.
http://www.biography.com/people/jeff-bezos-9542209

2005 – Deep Impact launched from Cape Canaveral on a Delta 2 rocket, headed to an impact with comet 9P/Tempel.

http://science.nasa.gov/missions/deep-impact/

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