1919 – Sir Arthur Eddington led a team in Africa to observe the total eclipse, while another team observed it in Brazil, to measure how the sun bent star light during a solar eclipse. The results confirmed Einstein’s theory of Relativity.
1935 – Workers poured the last concrete at the iconic Hoover Dam hydroelectric site. Four months later after the concrete was well and truly set, President Franklin Roosevelt dedicated the dam. http://web.mst.edu/~rogersda/hoover_dam/
1992 – John Sculley introduced the Apple Newton at CES. The first one unveiled on stage had dead batteries and didn’t work. http://techland.time.com/2012/06/01/newton-reconsidered/
1999 – Space Shuttle Discovery completed the first docking with the International Space Station. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/archives/sts-96.html
2015 – Google announced Levi’s as the first partner for Project Jacquard, a way of weaving electronics into clothing to do things like turn cloth into a touchscreen controller. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2928372/this-smart-fabric-from-google-can-change-the-music-and-turn-off-the-lights.html
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