Today in Tech History – – May 25, 2018

1945 – Arthur C. Clarke began privately circulating copies of his paper “The Space-Station: Its Radio Applications” which suggested geostationary space stations could be used for worldwide television broadcasts.

http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4407/vol3/cover.pdf

1949 – Josef Carl Engressia, Jr. was born in Richmond, Virginia. He would later go by the name Joybubbles and develop a talent to whistle at 2600 Hz, allowing him to control phone switching equipment.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/20/us/20engressia.html

1961 – US President John F. Kennedy delivered a speech to Congress declaring the United States would go to the Moon.

http://history.nasa.gov/moondec.html

1989 – The first Magellan GPS NAV 1000s were shipped to retailers. They ran for a few hours on six AA batteries, and sold for $3,000.

http://mashable.com/2014/05/25/commercial-gps-25-anniversary/

1994 – CERN hosted the first international World Wide Web conference, which continued through May 27.

http://www94.web.cern.ch/WWW94/

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