This week in 1882 – The Bijou Theatre in Boston, MA became the first theatre to be lighted by electricity.
1951 – The first push button-controlled garage opened in Washington, DC. A single attendant, without entering a car, could automatically park or return an auto to or from the ‘Park-O-Mat’ in less than a minute.
in 1960 – Sperry Rand Corporation of St. Paul, MN unveiled a new computer, known as Univac 1107. The electronic wizard employed what was known as thin-film memory.
in 1967 – The French prototype Concorde was rolled out in France. The joint British-French venture and the world’s first supersonic airliner, took two more years of testing and fine-tuning the powerful engines before it made its maiden flight.
1972 – Apollo 17, The last Apollo moon mission, was launched. The crew took the photograph known as The Blue Marble as they left the Earth.
And this week in 1998 – Astronauts on the U.S. space shuttle “Endeavour” completed the most difficult task of their 12-day mission, mating modules from Russia and the United States to create the first two building blocks of International Space Station.