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–81 Goldie Hawn–73 Lorna Luft–66 Brian McNamara–58 Colette “Nicollette” Sheridan–55 Björk Guðmundsdóttir–53 Robert “Rib” Hillis–48 Jena Malone–34 ; 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)