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EDN Moments

- March 21, 2012

Review the moments in tech history important to engineers with the EDN Moments blog.


Century 21 Exposition opens in Seattle, April 21, 1962

  • 04.21.2015

On this day in tech history, the Century 21 Exposition opened in Seattle. It was seen as a chance to demonstrate America’s scientific prowess after the Soviet launch of Sputnik and premiered the Space Needle. Read More...

Mathematician George Stibitz is born, April 20, 1904

  • 04.20.2015

On this day in tech history, mathematical physicist George Stibitz, known as a father of the modern digital computer for his work on automatic computing, was born. Read More...

Assassins' Guild BBS raided for piracy, April 19, 1995

  • 04.19.2015

On this day in tech history, US Marshals worked with Microsoft and Novell to raid the Assassins' Guild BBS after claims of piracy. Read More...

1st Chief Technology Officer of the US is named, April 18, 2009

  • 04.18.2015

On this day in tech history, President Obama named Aneesh Chopra the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States. Read More...

Surveyor 3 sent to explore moon, April 17, 1967

  • 04.16.2015

On this day in tech history, Surveyor 3 launched for the moon where it bounced twice before soft landing and may have brought bacterium from Earth with it. Read More...

Apollo 16 launches after month-long delay, April 16, 1972

  • 04.16.2015

On this day in tech history, Apollo 16, the 10th manned mission in NASA’s Apollo space program, began its journey that would make headlines at launch, as well as 30 years later when metal debris from the mission would be found on a US beach. Read More...

Da Vinci is born, April 15, 1452

  • 04.15.2015

On this day in tech history, Leonardo da Vinci, a true Renaissance man in every aspect of the term and considered one of the most brilliant engineers of all time, was born. Read More...


RCA demonstrates electron microscope, April 14, 1940

  • 04.14.2015

On this day in tech history, Vladimir Zworykin and his team at RCA demonstrated a new electron microscope in Philadelphia. Read More...

Father of radio control is born, April 13, 1888

  • 04.13.2015

On this day in tech history, John Hays Hammond Jr, one of America's most prolific inventors and the father of radio control, was born. Read More...


1st human journey into space, April 12, 1961

  • 04.12.2015

On this day in tech history, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to travel into outer space and perform the first manned orbital flight in Vostok 1. Read More...


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