Tech History Today – Oct. 8

In 1841 – Edmund C. Berkeley, an actuary at the Prudential Insurance Company, wrote a report about possible applications of electromechanical calculation to large commercial data-processing needs.

In 1860 – Telegraph lines opened between Los Angeles and San Francisco. This allowed gold miners to tell backers farther south that they still hadn’t found any gold.

In 1921 – KDKA radio in Pittsburgh conducted the first live broadcast of a football game from Forbes Field. The University of Pittsburgh beat West Virginia University.