Tech History Today – August 3, 2013

In 1811 – Elisha
was born. He invented a safety brake that prevented
elevators from falling if the hoisting cable broke. Thank him every
time you get in an elevator. In 1958 – The nuclear submarine USS
became the first watercraft to reach the
geographic North Pole. Commanding Officer, Commander William R.
Anderson, announced to his crew, “For the world, our country, and
the Navy – the North Pole.” In 1977 – Tandy Corp of Texas held a
New York press conference to announce that it will manufacture the

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