In 1880 – The Edison Electric Illuminating Company of New York was incorporated to install a central generating station in New York City. New Yorkers know it now as ConEd.
In 1903 – Orville Wright successfully made a flight in a heavier-than-air machine that took off from level ground under its own power and was controlled during flight. It’s generally considered the first airplane flight.
In 1997 – John Barger coined the term ‘weblog’ to describe his list of links on his site Robot Wisdom. It would later be shortened to just ‘blog’ by Peter Merholz.
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