History Blog

November 21

Happy Birthday RIP François-Marie Arouet(“Voltaire” 1694–1778) Corinne Griffith(Griffin 1894–1979) Stan Musial(1920–2013) Harold Ramis(1944–2014) ; Margaret “Marlo” Thomas–86 Goldie Hawn–78 Lorna Luft–71 Brian McNamara–63 Colette “Nicollette” Sheridan–60 Björk Guðmundsdóttir–58 Alexander Siddig–58 Robert “Rib” Hillis–53 Jena Malone–39 ; 1877 – Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sounds ; 1969 – The first permanent ARPANET link is established between UCLA and SRI Intl (Stanford Research Institute. This was infancy of Internet which started in military as DARPA) ARPANET = was the first wide-area packet-switched network with distributed control and one of the first computer networks to implement the TCP/IP protocol suite. Both technologies became the technical foundation of the Internet