Today in Tech History – August 23, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1852 – The first time signals were transmitted by telegraph from the Royal Observatory in Greenwich.

http://books.google.com/books?id=ypdoE4w2P1gC&pg=PA107&lpg=PA107&dq=august+23+First+time+signals+transmitted+by+telegraph+from+the+Royal+Observatory+Greenwich&source=bl&ots=pUn__hqLFS&sig=iAdOZ1u1nf7zt1Cvob8zH57gjAY&hl=en&sa=X&ei=AiIGUPe_EIqW2QXolYTDBQ&ved=0CFIQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=august%2023%20First%20time%20signals%20transmitted%20by%20telegraph%20from%20the%20Royal%20Observatory%20Greenwich&f=false

1966 – Lunar Orbiter 1 took the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon. http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photos/milestones-space-photography/#/earth-from-moon_6428_600x450.jpg

1991 – Nintendo launched the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) in North America.

http://fortune.com/2016/08/23/snes-25-year-anniversary/

1993 – Nintendo agreed to use Silicon Graphics Inc. technology in a video game player it was developing.

https://books.google.com/books?id=PTrcTeAqeaEC&pg=PT681&lpg=PT681&dq=august+23+1993+nintendo+silicon+graphics&source=bl&ots=amIm27YYa9&sig=DZk-LCUOMGMJoEtjQyb6mutQwuA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj68vDEpKjOAhVJ8WMKHZlRACMQ6AEIMzAD#v=onepage&q=august%2023%201993%20nintendo%20silicon%20graphics&f=false

2012 – Microsoft unveiled a new logo for the first time in 25 years, opting for simple squares of color and block type with an overlapping ‘f’ and ‘t’.

http://blogs.microsoft.com/next/2012/08/23/microsofts-new-logo/

2013 – Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced he would retire within the next 12 months.

https://news.microsoft.com/2013/08/23/microsoft-ceo-steve-ballmer-to-retire-within-12-months/#PJthcAE6ABhCKgWG.97

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