Today in Tech History – May 31, 2017

Released Wednesday, 31st May 2017
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image1941 – Electric eye detectors were first used to measure high-jumping height. A track meet of the Schenectady, NY, Patrolmen’s Association used equipment designed by General Electric, comprising of a movable light source and four electric eyes.…

1943 – Chief consultant John Mauchly and chief engineer John Presper Eckert began leading the military commission on the new computer ENIAC. They would take one year to design the computer and 18 months to build it.…

2006 – Swedish police raided The Pirate Bay website and shut it down. The site relaunched from servers outside Sweden.…

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