Today in Tech History – April 9, 2018

Today in Tech History logo1860 – Parisian typesetter and inventor Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville used his Phonoautogram to record sound onto paper but had no way to play it back.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/27/arts/27soun.html

1919 – Presper Eckert was born in Philadelphia. Eckert became famous for his work, with John Mauchly on the ENIAC project.

http://www.computer.org/portal/web/awards/entrepreneuereckert

1959 – NASA publicly announced the selection of the United States’ first seven astronauts, who quickly became known as the “Mercury Seven”.

http://history.nasa.gov/40thmerc7/intro.htm

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