Calendar: March–May 2013

Historic dates in technology and upcoming IEEE events

8 March 2013


March 1 1 March

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.


27 April
27 April

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


16 May
16 May

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.


Historical events provided by the IEEE History Center.
IEEE events indicated in RED.

Photos: Top: Xerox Corp.; Middle: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; Bottom: Hughes Research Laboratories

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