Tech History Today – Apr. 7

In 1927 – The Bell System sent live TV images of Herbert Hoover, then the Secretary of Commerce, over telephone lines from Washington, D.C. to an auditorium in Manhattan. It was the first public demonstration in the U.S. of long-distance television transmission.

In 1964 – IBM unveiled the System/360 line of mainframe computers, its most successful computer system. Called the “360” because it was meant to address all possible sizes and types of customer with one unified software-compatible architecture.

In 1969 – The first Request For Comment, RFC 1 put together by Steve Crocker was distributed on the newly operational ARPANET. RFCs describe methods, behaviors, research, or innovations applicable to the working of the Internet.