This Week in 1910 – Modern neon lighting was first demonstrated by Georges Claude at the Paris Motor Show.
In 1913 – The Ford Motor Company introduced the first moving assembly line.
1927 – The first Ford Model A was unveiled in New York City’s Waldorf Hotel and in 35 other cities around the U.S., Canada and Europe. The car was priced affordably: the Phaeton sold for $395.00 and the Tudor Sedan for $495.00.
1964 – NASA launched the Mariner 4 probe toward Mars. The spacecraft was designed to conduct closeup scientific observations of the red planet and to transmit these observations back to Earth
1972 – Atari announced the release of Pong, the first commercially successful video game.
1993 – The Space Shuttle Endeavor launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on a mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
And this week in 1994 – Starting in Japan, Sony released its massively popular PlayStation game console – the first computer entertainment platform to ship 100 million units.