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This Week in Tech History: Debut of the PlayStation

On this edition of "This Week in Tech History", Chris tells us of the debut of the original Sony PlayStation console.

1910 – Modern neon lighting was demonstrated for the first time at the Paris Motor Show.

1958 – Phone calls without the need for an operator are inaugurated in the United Kingdom by Queen Elizabeth II when she speaks to the Lord Provost in a call from Bristol to Edinburgh.

1993 – The Space Shuttle Endeavour launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on a mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

1994 – The PlayStation was released in Japan

2006 – NASA revealed photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars.

Written by Chris Graveline

Chris Graveline

Chris has covered consumer technology for 14 years. He is a producer of Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline and the host of This Week in Tech History as well as a regular co-host on "Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline" and our Technical Director.

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