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This week in 1951 – The first push button-controlled garage opened in Washington, DC. A single attendant, without entering a car, could automatically park or return an auto to or from the ‘Park-O-Mat’ in less than a minute.
1960 – Sperry Rand Corporation of St. Paul, MN unveiled a new computer, known as Univac 1107. The electronic wizard employed what was known as thin-film memory.
1972 – Apollo 17, the last Apollo moon mission, is launched. The crew snapped the photograph known as The Blue Marble as they leave the Earth.
1994 – The original Sony PlayStation was released in Japan. It has gone on to become one of the most popular game consoles ever.
And this week in 1998 – Astronauts on the U.S. space shuttle “Endeavour” completed the most difficult task of their 12-day mission, mating modules from Russia and the United States to create the first two building blocks of International Space Station.