EDN Moments

- March 21, 2012

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


1st jet aircraft takes flight, August 27, 1939

  • 08.27.2015

On this day in tech history and just moments before the start of WWII, the turbojet-powered Heinkel He 178 took its first flight. Read More...


1st practical typewriter is patented, August 26, 1843

  • 08.26.2015

On this day in tech history, inventor Charles Thurber received a patent for the first practical typewriter, invented to aid the nervous and the blind. Read More...


Amelia Earhart makes transcontinental flight, August 25, 1932

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On this day in tech history, Amelia Earhart became the first female pilot to fly solo nonstop across the North American continent, from Los Angeles to Newark, NJ. She completed the flight in a record 19 hours, five minutes. Read More...

Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO, August 24, 2011

  • 08.24.2015

On this day in tech history, Steve Jobs voluntarily stepped down as CEO of Apple for health reasons. Read More...

Lunar Orbiter 1 takes 1st photo of Earth from moon orbit, August 23, 1966

  • 08.23.2015

On this day in tech history, NASA’s Lunar Orbiter 1 took the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the moon, although that was not its intended mission.Read More...

1st nuclear-powered merchant ship docks, August 22, 1962

  • 08.22.2015

On this day in tech history, the world's first nuclear-powered merchant ship, the NS Savannah, landed in Savannah, GA, completing its maiden voyage from Yorktown, VA.Read More...


Burroughs receives calculating machine patents, August 21, 1888

  • 08.21.2015

On this day in tech history, inventor William Seward Burroughs was issued four patents for the first successful “calculating machine.” Read More...

Voyager 2 launches, August 20, 1977

  • 08.20.2015

On this day in tech history, NASA’s Voyager 2 space craft launched, beginning what has turned into a celebrated ongoing interstellar mission. Read More...


Daguerre exposes process for making photos, August 19, 1839

  • 08.19.2015

On this day in tech history, Louis Daguerre demonstrated his process for making quick and accurate photographs. Read More...

HP is incorporated, August 18, 1947

  • 08.18.2015

On this day in tech history, technology company Hewlett-Packard, founded in 1939 by engineers and friends Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, was incorporated. Read More...


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