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EDN Moments

- March 21, 2012

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

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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...

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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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Apollo 13 launches, April 11, 1970

  • 04.11.2014

On this day in tech history, NASA’s Apollo 13 launched with a planned lunar mission – a mission that would be aborted due in large part to an oxygen tank explosion but that would later be called "a successful failure” with the safe return of its three astronauts.Read More...

US patent system forms, April 10, 1790

  • 04.10.2014

On this day in tech history, President George Washington signed the bill that laid the foundation of the modern American patent system.Read More...

NASA names 1st 7 astronauts, April 9, 1959

  • 04.09.2014

On this day in tech history, NASA announced the selection of the United States' first seven astronauts, men who became immediate national heroes.Read More...

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