Today in Tech History – – May 13, 2018

1884 – A group of people interested in the new field of electricity met in New York to start the American Institute of Electrical Engineers.

http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/AIEE_History_1884-1963

1939 – Franklin Doolittle put experimental station W1XPW on the air, making it the first commercial FM radio station in the United States. The station later became WDRC-FM in Bloomfield, Connecticut.

http://www.wdrcobg.com/history30s.html

1958 – The trademark “Velcro” was registered, protecting the name of the multi-purpose material that manages cables everywhere.

https://trademarks.justia.com/720/29/velcro-72029769.html

1976 – Atari released the video game “Breakout,” making the paddle controller useful for something besides “Pong.

http://www.webpronews.com/play-ataris-breakout-in-google-image-search-with-this-awesome-easter-egg-2013-05

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