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1952

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Technology

  • May 7 - The integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by Geoffrey W.A. Dummer.
  • Sonotone released the first hearing aid, the Sonotone 1010, that utilized the transistor for $229.50. Prior models used vacuum tubes. This was also the first commercial use of the transistor.


Births

  • April 12 - Dave Barr - Barr is the first double-amputee to ride a Harley around the world.[1]


References

  1. "Dave Barr." Motorcycle Hall of Fame. 2008. Accessed on May 22, 2008.