Today in Tech History – – May 19, 2018

1857 – William Francis Channing of Boston and Moses Gerrish Farmer, of Salem received the first US patent for an “electromagnetic fire alarm telegraph for cities” (No. 17,355).

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

1961 – Venera 1 became the first manmade object to fly by another planet, passing within 100,000 KM of Venus. The probe did not send back any data having lost contact with Earth a month earlier.

http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/masterCatalog.do?sc=1961-003A

2006 – Apple opened its 20,000-square foot store at 767 Fifth Avenue. It was the second Apple store in New York City but the iconic glass cube made it the most famous.

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2006/05/18The-Apple-Store-Fifth-Avenue-to-Open-on-Friday-May-19.html

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