This week in 1889 – The first long-distance electric power transmission line in the United States was completed, running 14 miles between a generator at Willamette Falls and downtown Portland, Oregon.
1953 – The first 3-D cartoon premiered at the Paramount Theatre in Hollywood, California. The production, a Walt Disney and RKO picture, was titled, “Melody”.
1961 – There was a new sound in the air this day. FM multiplex stereo broadcasting was enjoyed for the first time by listeners to FM radio in Schenectady, NY, Los Angeles and Chicago. The FCC adopted the standard a year later.
And this week in 1986 – Dragon Quest, the game credited as setting the template for role-playing video games, was released in Japan.