Incandescent lighting debuts, the first electric watch is released, and a tech giant is incorporated… It all happened this week in tech history.
1879 – Thomas Edison delighted an audience in Menlo Park, New Jersey. He gave his first public demonstration of incandescent lighting with the words, “Now it’s on. Now it’s off.”
1949 – KC2XAK of Bridgeport, Connecticut became the first UHF television station to begin operating on a regular daily schedule. UHF stations broadcast from where the VHF stations leave off — channels 14 through 83.
1957 – The Hamilton Watch Company was the first to introduce an electric watch; the Hamilton Electric 500,. The watch was worn by Elvis Presley, who also featured it the movie Blue Hawaii.
1977 – Apple Computer, Inc. was incorporated in Cupertino, California after being launched earlier in the year, in the garage of the home Steve Jobs shared with his parents.
1983 – The ARPANET officially changes to using the Internet Protocol, effectively creating the Internet as we know it.