Tech History Today – Feb. 7

In 1817 – The first public gas street light in the U.S. was lit in Baltimore, Maryland at the corner of Market and Lemon streets.

In 1915 – The first completely successful tests of the wireless telephone from a moving train were conducted on the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad when spoken messages were clearly heard twenty six miles from Lounsberry to Binghamton, NY.

In 1984 – The first untethered spacewalks were made by Challenger astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart

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