Today in Tech History – June 28, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1928 – Austrian Friedrich Schmiedl launched his first experimental rocket from a balloon 50,000 feet over Graz, Austria. The rocket was not recovered, but later tests were successful leading to rocket delivered mail.
http://www.nytimes.com/1988/10/23/style/stamps-when-the-speed-of-rockets-delivered-the-mail.html

1965 – Officials in the US and Europe conducted the first commercial telephone conversation over satellite Early Bird I. The satellite also began operating for television transmission “live via satellite.”
http://appel.nasa.gov/2010/02/25/ao_1-7_sf_history-html/

1982 – Microsoft unveiled a new corporate logo with the famous “blibbet” of horizontal lines in the first O. New packaging, and a comprehensive set of retail dealer support materials came along with the blibbet.
http://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/Tina/The-History-of-Microsoft-1982

2011 – Google announced their latest social network attempt. Google + let you put friends in circles and share different things with different circles.
http://readwrite.com/2011/06/28/google_circles_googles_radical_new_social_network

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