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EDN Moments

- March 21, 2012

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


1st video is uploaded to YouTube, April 23, 2005

  • 04.23.2014

On this day in tech history, YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim uploaded a 19-second video to the new video-sharing website and started a new era in information sharing. Read More...

J Robert Oppenheimer is born, April 22, 1904

  • 04.22.2014

On this day in tech history, Julius Robert Oppenheimer, American theoretical physicist and father of the atomic bomb, was born. Read More...


Century 21 Exposition opens in Seattle, April 21, 1962

  • 04.21.2014

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...

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

  • 04.19.2014

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

  • 04.18.2014

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

  • 04.16.2014

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

  • 04.16.2014

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

  • 04.15.2014

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

  • 04.14.2014

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


1st human journey into space, April 12, 1961

  • 04.12.2014

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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