Today in Tech History – January 24, 2018

Today in Tech History logo1935 – Krueger’s Cream Ale and Krueger’s Finest Beer went on sale in Richmond, Virginia in cans, developed by the American Can Company. Cans protected beer better than translucent bottles.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-canned-beer-goes-on-sale

1950 – Percy LeBaron Spencer received a patent for a “Method of Treating Foodstuffs” which we would recognize as the microwave oven. Spencer was working on an active radar set and accidentally melted a candy bar in his pocket.

http://www.google.com/patents?id=x_tuAAAAEBAJ&printsec=abstract&zoom=4#v=onepage&q&f=false

1984 – The original Macintosh was introduced becoming the first commercially successful personal computer to feature a mouse and a graphical user interface rather than a command line interface.

https://www.cultofmac.com/263298/watch-steve-jobs-introduce-macintosh-january-24-1984/

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