Tech History Today – May 9

In 1893 – Thomas Alva Edison demonstrated the Kinetoscope for the first time at the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences.

In 1941 – British destroyers captured a German U-110 submarine south of Iceland and recovered a naval version of the highly secret cipher machine known as Enigma. The sub was sunk to hide its capture and the machine taken to Bletchley Park where Alan Turing and other cryptographers broke the naval code.

In 1967 – The National Center for Atmospheric Research dedicated its new building in Boulder Colorado. Funded by a a $100,000 grant from the Max C. Fleishmann Foundation and designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei., the center pioneered investigation of weather patterns and other atmospheric phenomena.