EDN Moments

- March 21, 2012

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


1st commercial elevator starts running, March 23, 1857

  • 03.23.2017

On this day in tech history, the first commercial elevator began operating in a New York City department store, and its success made the sky the limit for future buildings. Read More...


1st Intel Pentium processor is shipped, March 22, 1993

  • 03.22.2017

On this day in tech history, the first Intel Pentium processor was shipped, kicking off what would become a core line for the company. Read More...


Ranger 9 launches for lunar impact, March 21, 1965

  • 03.21.2017

On this day in tech history, Ranger 9 left Earth on a mission to crash into the moon and capture its impact on video. Read More...


Shoe lasting machine is patented, March 20, 1883

  • 03.20.2017

On this day in tech history, the lasting machine was patented, revolutionizing shoe manufacturing by making it quick and inexpensive. Now, 130 years later, 3-D printing could again revolutionize shoe making, offering customized shoes to the masses in the near future. Read More...

Cinematograph records 1st footage, March 19, 1895

  • 03.19.2017

On this day in tech history, Auguste and Louis Lumière record their first footage using their newly patented cinematograph, a competing device to Thomas Edison’s kinetoscope. Read More...


1st spacewalk takes place, March 18, 1965

  • 03.18.2017

On this day in tech history, cosmonaut Alexey Leonov left his spacecraft for 12 minutes, making the first spacewalk in history. Read More...

Unexplained crashes inspire the first black box, March 17, 1953

  • 03.17.2017

On this day in tech history, Australian researcher David Warren invented a device to record cockpit noise and instruments during flight, known today as the black box. Read More...

1st liquid-fueled rocket launches, March 16, 1926

  • 03.16.2017

On this day in tech history, Robert Goddard and his team launched the first liquid-fueled rocket to ever fly under its own power. Read More...


1st .com domain name is registered, March 15, 1985

  • 03.15.2017

On this day in tech history, Symbolics Inc registered the first .com domain name, symbolics.com. Read More...

Albert Einstein is born, March 14, 1879

  • 03.14.2017

On this day in tech history, Albert Einstein came into the world, beginning a life that would become one of the most impactful in scientific history. Read More...


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