Today in Tech History – December 17, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1880 – The Edison Electric Illuminating Company of New York was incorporated to install a central generating station in New York City. New Yorkers know it now as ConEd.

http://edison.rutgers.edu/list.htm

1903 – Orville Wright successfully made a flight in a heavier-than-air machine that took off from level ground under its own power and was controlled during flight. It’s generally considered the first airplane flight.

http://www.wright-house.com/wright-brothers/wrights/1903.html

1997 – John Barger coined the term ‘weblog’ to describe his list of links on his site, Robot Wisdom. Peter Merholz would later shorten it to just ‘blog’.
http://firstsiteguide.com/robot-wisdom-and-jorn-barger/

2012 – The W3C announced it had completed the definition of HTML 5.

http://www.w3.org/2012/12/html5-cr

2015 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiered, causing noticeable dips in Internet traffic as fans flocked to theaters and avoided spoilers.

http://www.newsweek.com/star-wars-bring-european-nerds-offline-temporarily-406709?rx=us

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