Tech History Today – Jan. 20

In 1929 -The movie In Old Arizona was released. It was the first full-length talking motion picture in the U.S. to be filmed outdoors.

In 1934 – Fuji Photo Film Co. Ltd., the photographic and electronics company known today as Fujifilm, was founded in Tokyo, Japan.

In 1981 – The inauguration of US President Ronald Reagan is the world’s first broadcast to feature live teletext subtitles for the hearing impaired.

In 2009 – The inauguration of US President Barack Obama became the most widely-streamed Presidential inauguration to that date. According to Akamai’s Net Usage Index, web traffic peaked at 5.4 million requests per minute — and 2 terabits per second.

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