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–80 Goldie Hawn–72 Lorna Luft–65 Brian McNamara–57 Colette “Nicollette” Sheridan–54 Björk Guðmundsdóttir–52 Robert “Rib” Hillis–47 Jena Malone–33 ; 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 (infancy of Internet which started in military as DARPA)