Today in Tech History: July 5, 2008 Video
Today in Tech History: July 5, 2008 Video Transcript
Hi, I'm Molly Wood. It's July 5, 2008, and here's what happened today in technology history. On this date in 1954, the BBC broadcast its first daily television news bulletin. It was 20 minutes long, and critics called it everything from "absolute ghastly", to "crazy" to "as visually impressive as the fat stock prices." Also on this date in 1996, Dolly the Sheep became the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell. Dolly was cloned from part of a mammary gland, which is why she was named after Dolly Parton. If you don't understand what I'm saying, go ask your parents. And finally, this date in 1833 marks the passing of Nic?phore Ni?pce, the inventor of photography. He created the first permanent photograph in 1826 -- an image of the outside of his house. A crater on the moon is named after his accomplishments, the "Niepce crater" And that's all the tech history news for today. More coming your way tomorrow.
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