Today in Tech History – September 18, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1830 – America’s first native locomotive, the “Tom Thumb” lost a race to a draft horse at Ellicotts Mills, Maryland.

http://books.google.com/books?id=Bgno_pNojO4C&pg=PA17&lpg=PA17&dq=september+18+1830+steam+engine&source=bl&ots=mhgjtxUFGL&sig=ikW1TWyC2VGa6oLicl5DUATeVnE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=5RwkUN2fBa3riQLW8oDwBw&ved=0CGUQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=september%2018%201830%20steam%20engine&f=false

1927 – The Columbia Phonograph Broadcasting System went on the air with 47 radio stations. Within two years it would be sold and become the Columbia Broadcasting System and later simply CBS.

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1985-04-19/news/0290180286_1_columbia-broadcasting-system-turner-broadcasting-cbs-television-network

1998 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers aka ICANN was created in order to take over Internet administrative tasks from the US Government. The most famous of those tasks is overseeing the Domain Name System.
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/923082/ICANN

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