Tech History Today – February 2

In 1046: English monks recorded “no man then alive could remember so severe a winter as this was.” They’re analog weather blog entry recorded the beginning of the Little Ice Age.

In 1931, Friedrich Schmiedl launched the first rocket mail (V-7, Experimental Rocket 7) with 102 pieces of mail between Schöckl and St. Radegund, Austria.

In 1935: Detective Leonarde Keeler, co-inventor of the Keeler polygraph, tried out the lie detector on two suspected criminals in Portage, Wisconsin. Both suspects were convicted of assault.

Come back tomorrow for more history.