Today in Tech History – July 31, 2014

20140404-073853.jpgIn 1910 – Dr. Hawley Crippen was arrested when the boat he was on docked in Quebec. He was the first person to be caught as a result of a wireless telegraph.

In 1971 – Apollo 15 astronauts David Scott and James Irwin became the first humans to take a drive on the Moon in the lunar rover.

In 1976 – NASA issued a press release describing one photo taken by Viking 1 on Mars as resembling “a human head.” Conspiracy theories about the face on Mars still run today, though close-up pictures from the Mars Express mission have debunked most of them.


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One Response to “Today in Tech History – July 31, 2014”

  1. I really enjoy listening to your tech history podcasts, but please can you increase the sound levels a bit during the speaking part. I have to turn up the volume to listen to it and then the “thump” at the end of the Frogpants promo nearly takes the cones out of the speakers.