EDN Moments

- March 21, 2012

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


Blizzard brings about bulletin board systems, January 16, 1978

  • 01.16.2017

On this day in tech history, record snowfall gives Ward Christensen and Randy Suess the time they need to begin to develop the Computerized Bulletin Board System. Read More...


Soyuz 5 launches, January 15, 1969

  • 01.15.2017

On this day in tech history, the Soviet Union’s Soyuz 5 launched on a mission that would mark the first-ever docking of two manned spacecraft and would be capped off by a dramatic re-entry. Read More...

Huygens probe reaches Saturn moon Titan, January 14, 2005

  • 01.14.2017

On this day in tech history, the first landing ever accomplished in the outer solar system took place when the Huygens probe touched down on Titan. Unfortunately, due to a design flaw, only half of its discoveries were received.Read More...


1st public radio broadcast, January 13, 1910

  • 01.13.2017

On this day in tech history, the wireless transmission of a live Metropolitan Opera House performance across New York City was the first public radio broadcast. Read More...


Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is born, January 12, 1964

  • 01.12.2017

On this day in tech history, engineer and entrepreneur Jeff Bezos was born. He would go on to found one of the Internet's most successful companies, Amazon.com. Read More...

1st networked TV broadcast takes place, January 11, 1949

  • 01.11.2017

On this day in tech history, AT&T coaxial cable made the first networked television broadcast possible. Read More...

Project Diana bounces radio waves off moon, January 10, 1946

  • 01.10.2017

On this day in tech history, Project Diana bounced radio signals off the moon and received the reflected signals, not only proving that artificially created signals could penetrate the ionosphere but beginning the US space program and setting a practice for naming its missions. Read More...


iPhone 1 is announced, January 9, 2007

  • 01.09.2017

On this day in tech history, Steve Jobs took the Macworld Conference & Expo keynote stage and announced the first and much anticipated iPhone, changing the smartphone landscape. Read More...

Hollerith patents the electric tabulating system, January 8, 1889

  • 01.08.2017

On this day in tech history, Herman Hollerith received a patent for his electric tabulating system, which revolutionized the US census and made him the father of modern automatic computation. Read More...


1st transatlantic telephone service is established, January 7, 1927

  • 01.07.2017

On this day in tech history, AT&T first established commercial telephone service between NY and London. Read More...

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