Today in Tech History: July 1, 2008 Video
Today in Tech History: July 1, 2008 Video Transcript
Hi, I'm Molly Wood. It's July 1, 2008, and here's what happened today in technology history. On this date in 1931, United Airlines began service (as Boeing Air Transport), and this is also the date, in 1963, that Zip Codes were introduced for United States mail. Today in 1968, about 60 countries signed the nuclear non- proliferation treaty Geneva, Switzerland. Today is the birth date of Louis Bl?riot, French inventor and engineer who, in 1909, completed the first flight across a large body of water in a heavier-than-air craft. He crossed the English Channel. And finally, the BIG news of today: on this date in 1979, Sony introduced the Walkman! The cassette-based player pretty much completely changed the way people listened to their music, and ushered in the era of portable tunes. It went from cassette to CD to minidisc and finally to the Network Walkman MP3 players, video MP3 players, and even Walkman branded phones. The beginning of an era. And the era of today's show is over, but I hope you'll come back tomorrow for more tech history.
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