Today in Tech History – August 1, 2016

Today in Tech History logo1873 – Andrew Smith Hallidie took his San Francisco cable car for its first test run. The tracks ran from Clay and Kearny Streets for 2800 feet to a hill 307 feet above.

1967 – The US Navy recalled Captain Grace Murray Hopper to active duty to help develop the programming language COBOL.

1981 – MTV began broadcasting in the United States, playing The Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star,” and changing how we view music forever.

2013 – Motorola announced the Moto X Android phone with multiple customization options. It was the first phone designed entirely after Google bought Motorola.

2014 – Apple officially acquired Beats Electronics making Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre Apple employees.

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