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This Week in Tech History: Incorporation of Apple

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.

Written by Chris Graveline

Chris Graveline

Chris has covered consumer technology for over 20 years. He is 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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