1: 1960: The Haloid Xerox Co. (now Xerox Corp.) ships its Model 914, the first commercial photocopy machine.
2–3: Region 10 meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
7: 1926: The first transatlantic telephone call is placed, between London and New York City.
16: 1789: Birthdate of Georg Simon Ohm, the physicist who discovered a direct proportion between the voltage applied across a conductor and the resultant electric current—a relationship known as Ohm’s Law.
24: 1959: Nobel Laureate and physicist Charles H. Townes receives a patent for the maser, a precursor to the laser.
1: 1972: Intel introduces the 8008, the first 8-bit microprocessor.
6–7: Region 5 meeting in Denver.
5–7: Region 3 meeting in Jacksonville, Fla.
19–21: Region 8 meeting in Madrid.
20–21: Region 2 meeting in Morgantown, W.Va.
26–28: Region 7 meeting in Toronto.
27: 1880: Francis D. Clarke and M.G. Foster receive a patent for the first electric hearing aid
10: 1958: Birthdate of Ellen L. Ochoa, an electrical engineer who in 1991 became the first Hispanic female astronaut.
16: 1960: Theodore Harold “Ted” Maiman demonstrates the first functioning laser at Hughes Research Laboratories, in Culver City, Calif.
18: 1845: The first electromagnetic telegraph line in France, between Paris and Rouen, goes into service.
23: 1922: Birthdate of physicist Esther M. Conwell, the first woman to receive the IEEE Edison Medal, in 1997.
IEEE events indicated in RED.
Photos: Top: Xerox Corp.; Middle: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; Bottom: Hughes Research Laboratories