August 12, 2014

August 12, 1877 - Edison invents the phonograph.

 

As is often the case, the phonograph was created as a result of working on improvements to two other devices—the telegraph and the telephone. Edison wanted a way to record messages and figured out a way to record sound o...

August 11, 2014

AUGUST 11, 1942 - Hedy Markey and George Antheil received a U.S. patent for a frequency-hopping device intended to protect Allied transmissions from being tapped by Nazi forces. Markey is better known by her screen name – Hedy Lamarr.

 

Lamarr—born Hedwig Eva Maria...

August 10, 2014

On this day in 1937 the United States Patent Office recognized George D. Beauchamp as the inventor of the electric guitar with the award of Patent #2,089.171 to for an instrument known as the Rickenbacker Frying Pan.

 

It took more than five years for G.D. Beauchamp...

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