5: 1879: Birth date of Frank Baldwin Jewett, 1922 AIEE president and the first president of Bell Laboratories.
10: 1960: Color television transmission begins in Japan.
13: 1845: Michael Faraday discovers that a magnetic field could alter the polarization of light: a phenomenon known today as the Faraday effect.
21–22: Region 6 meeting in Portland, Ore.
24: 1960: USS Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is launched. It travels more than 330 000 kilometers without refueling.
25: 1956: TAT-1, the first telephone cable running across the Atlantic Ocean, begins operation.
1: 1971: Godfrey N. Hounsfield produces the first computer-aided tomography image, of a patient’s cerebral cyst, at Atkinson Morley Hospital, in London.
5–7: Region 8 meeting in Tallinn, Estonia.
12–14: Region 7 meeting in London, Ont., Canada.
17: 1919: Radio Corporation of America is formed.
23: 1873: Birth date of William David Coolidge, developer of X-ray tubes and recipient of the 1927 IEEE Edison Medal.
28: 1955: Birth date of Bill Gates, personal computer software pioneer and cofounder of Microsoft.
3: 1926: Birth date of Nick Holonyak Jr., developer of the LED and recipient of the 2003 IEEE Medal of Honor.*
7–12: IEEE Meeting Series in New Brunswick, N.J.
13: 1851: The first successful undersea telegraph cable, between Dover, England, and Calais, France, goes into service.
19: 1954: The first automatic toll collection machine goes into service, on the Garden State Parkway, in New Jersey.
26: 1876: Birth date of Willis Haviland Carrier, inventor of air-conditioning.
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