Today in Tech History – June 20, 2015

20140404-073853.jpgIn 1840 – Samuel F.B. Morse received a US patent for “Improvement in the mode of communicating information by signals by the application of electro-magnetism.” We call it Morse code.

In 1963 – A hotline was established between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis. While later it would become the famous “red telephone” it started as a teletype.

In 2003 – The WikiMedia Foundation was founded in St. Petersburg, Florida by Jimmy Wales to oversee the various Wiki projects like Wikipedia.

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One Response to “Today in Tech History – June 20, 2015”

  1. Rdp5008

    I enjoyed the Moon Colony novel and Citadel 32 is sweet so far. dtns is awesome and just listen for his cohorts shows which are as good. You’ll find them. Current geek is a place to start.