EDN Moments

- March 21, 2012

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


1st US 3D TV program is broadcast, April 29, 1953

  • 04.29.2017

On this day in tech history, ABC made the first experimental 3D TV broadcast in the United States and did so live in Los Angeles, airing sci-fi series Space Patrol. Read More...


1st space tourist takes off, April 28, 2001

  • 04.28.2017

On this day in tech history, American businessman Dennis Tito became the world’s first space tourist, reportedly paying $20 million to go to the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. Read More...

Inventor Samuel Morse is born, April 27, 1791

  • 04.27.2017

On this day in tech history, inventor and painter Samuel Morse was born. He would go on to develop the practical electromagnetic telegraph, and the telegraphy signal system that bears his name. Read More...

Ranger 4 crash lands on the moon, April 26, 1962

  • 04.26.2017

On this day in tech history, NASA's Ranger 4 crash landed on the moon, making it the first American spacecraft to reach the moon. Read More...

Noyce receives 1st IC patent, April 25, 1961

  • 04.25.2017

On this day in tech history, Robert Noyce was issued the first patent for the silicon integrated circuit. Read More...


1st human killed in spaceflight, April 24, 1967

  • 04.24.2017

On this day in tech history, cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov became the first in-flight fatality in the history of spaceflight when the Soyuz 1 crashed during its return to Earth. Read More...


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

  • 04.23.2017

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

  • 04.22.2017

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

  • 04.21.2017

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

  • 04.20.2017

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...

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