1873 – 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.
2016 – Japan’s NHK began the first regular TV satellite broadcasts in 8K resolution from 10 AM to 5 PM. Viewing stations around Japan were set up to view the broadcasts as no 8K TVs were on the market.
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