Today in Tech History – July 23, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1903 – Ford sold its first car to Dr. Ernst Pfenning of Chicago. The two-cylinder Model A was assembled at Mack Avenue Plant in Detroit.

1985 – Commodore introduced the Amiga personal computer at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in New York’s Lincoln Center. Amiga cost $1,295 and shipped with a base configuration of 256K of RAM.

1996 – The first commercial HDTV signal was broadcast in North Carolina by WRAL channel 32 operating at 100 kilowatts with an antenna 1,750 feet above the ground. 200 members of the press watched the broadcast at WRAL.

2016 – Russian Fyodor Konyukhov set a new record flying around the world in a balloon from Northan, Australia in 11 days and 6 hours. He broke Steve Fossett’s record by 2 days.

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