This week in 1873 – E. Remington and Sons of Ilion, NY began the manufacturing of the first practical typewriter. The strong as steel, heavy black clunkers became instant fixtures in offices across the country. It would be another half-century before electric typewriters made their appearance.
1877 – Emile Berliner, the man behind so many inventions, came up with a thing called the microphone. Good thing, too, because the Bell System — run by Alexander Graham Bell, of course — was in desperate need of something to save it from financial ruin and to help the progress of the telephone. So, the Bell Labs came up with a compact way to put Mr. Berliner’s microphone on a wooden box, a crank, an earpiece, a cradle hook for the earpiece and some wires and called it the telephone
1885 – The American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) was incorporated in New York State as the subsidiary of American Bell Telephone.
And this week in 1995 – Yahoo! was incorporated. The company was actually started a year earlier and was known as Jerry and David’s guide to the World Wide Web.