Tech History Today – Aug. 1

In 1873 – Andrew Smith Hallidie took his San Francisco cable car for its first test run. The tracks ran from Clay and Kearny Streets for 2800 feet to a hill 307 feet above.

In 1967 – The US Navy recalled Captain Grace Murray Hopper to active duty to help develop the programming language COBOL. /

In 1981 – MTV began broadcasting in the United States, playing The Buggles Video Kileld the Radio Star, and changing how we view music forever.