Today in Tech History – April 18, 2018

1925 – The first commercial radio facsimile transmission was sent from San Francisco, California to New York City. It was a photograph showing Louis B. Mayer presenting Marion Davies with a gift.

http://books.google.com/books?id=gqwntXBa4ocC&pg=PA29&lpg=PA29&dq=radio+facsimile+transmission+1925&source=bl&ots=slULvDJJ1Y&sig=BMSzrSDqLHe8ZXTw5GXrFEV7Lh0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=lLVwT-vILovZiAKF8NnHBQ&ved=0CEcQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=radio%20facsimile%20transmission%201925&f=false

1930 – BBC Radio made the startling announcement that nothing terribly important had happened. Listeners who tuned in to hear the news bulletin were told, “There is no news,” followed by piano music.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/newswatch/history/noflash/html/1930s.stm

1986 – Newspapers reported that IBM had become the first to use a megabit chip, a memory chip capable of storing one million bits of information, in its Model 3090.

http://www.nytimes.com/1986/04/18/business/ibm-chip-inaugurates-the-era-of-the-megabits.html

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