This week in 1877 – Thomas Edison demonstrated his phonograph for the first time. While other inventors had produced devices that could record sounds, Edison’s phonograph was the first to be able to reproduce the recorded sound.
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.
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.