Today in Tech History – December 12, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1896 – Guglielmo Marconi amazed a group at Toynbee Hall in East London with a demonstration of wireless communication across a room. Every time Marconi hit a key a bell would ring from a box across the room being carried by William Henry Preece.

http://www.wired.com/2011/12/1212marconi-radio-demo-transatlantic/

1973 – Founder of LinkExchange, CEO of Zappos, and promoter of customer-centric business, Tony Hsieh was born.

http://www.eduinreview.com/blog/tag/tony-hsieh/

1980 – Apple’s stock was initially offered for sale. Regulators in Massachusetts prohibited individual investors in the state from buying the stock, as it was deemed too risky.

http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4403276/Apple-IPO-makes-instant-millionaires–December-12–1980

1991 – Paul Kunz set up the first website in North America. It searched particle physics literature at Stanford.

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2001/december12/webturns10-1212.html

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