Tech History Today – August 1, 2013

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 Killed the Radio Star, and changing how we view music forever.

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