Tech History Today – Mar. 6

In 1886 – The first alternating current power plant in the US was put into regular operation in Great Barrington, Massachusetts

In 1937 – The first woman in space and only woman ever to fly solo in space, Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was born in the Yaroslavl region of Russia.

In 1992 – The first media-hyped computer virus reached fever pitch as the Michelangelo boot sector virus began to affect computers. Worldwide catastrophe did not follow.