Today in Tech History – Aug. 8, 2014

20140404-073853.jpgIn 1876 – Thomas Edison received a US patent for a mimeograph, which combined with an invention by A. B. Dick led to the first widely successful mimeograph machine.

In 1908 – For the first time in public, Wilbur Wright showed off the Wright Brothers’ flying machine at the racecourse in Le Mans, France. French doubts about the Wright Brothers’ claims to flight were put to rest for the time being.

In 2007 – Barbara Morgan became the first educator to safely reach space on the U.S. Space Shuttle Endeavour.


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One Response to “Today in Tech History – Aug. 8, 2014”

  1. Though some might celebrate it as the day Thomas Edison got his patent for the mimeograph – though some thing it was just a poor copy…

    – DanL in drizzly Bellevue Nebraska –
    (Patreon, and long-time listener dating to the BoL days!)