February 14th

[edit] Christopher Sholes

Inventor Christopher Sholes was born on this day in 1868. He patented the typewriter in 1874 and invented the QWERTY keyboard we all know-and-love today.

[edit] Voting Machines

In 1899, the first voting machine was invented. Over a hundred years later, technology is still trying to get this one right.

[edit] Big Blue

Happy Birthday IBM. Big Blue was born on this day in 1924.

[edit] GPS

And finally, in 1989, on this day, the Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) system was born. The first of 24 satellites was launched into orbit.

(c) 2007, Jorge Monasterio

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