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Technology

  • 1898 - Valdemar Poulsen, a Danish Engineer, files a patent in Denmark for the Telegraphone, the first telephone answering machine which used magnetic recording which was invented a few years earlier by Oberlin Smith.[1]


Deaths

  • 1910 - William Pryor Letchworth - American businessman and disability advocate, served as the President of the New York State Board of Charities where he traveled around Europe and the United States studying the plight of the insane, the epileptic, and poor children. He wrote two books entitled The Insane in Foreign Countries and Care and Treatment of Epileptics.


Holidays & Observances

  • World AIDS Day - International


References

  1. Allen, Bob. "100 YEARS OF MAGNETIC RECORDING: POULSEN'S PATENT." Association of Motion Picture Sound. 1998. Accessed on March 13, 2008.