1: 1–2 March: Region 2 meeting in Harrisburg, Pa.
17: 1958: The United States launches the Vanguard 1. It is the oldest satellite still orbiting Earth.
22: 1895: Auguste and Louis Lumière first demonstrate their motion picture projector.
25: 1928: Birth date of Jim Lovell, commander of the
Apollo 13 moon mission.
27: 27–29 March: Region 9 meeting in Punta del Este, Uruguay
1: 1976: Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak launch Apple Computer Co.
3: 1973: Inventor Martin Cooper places the first call from a portable handheld telephone, in New York City.
4: 4–6 April: Region 3 meeting in Huntsville, Ala., home of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.
7: 1913: The U.S. Navy commissions the U.S.S. Jupiter, its first surface ship to be propelled by electric motors.
15: 1892: Thomson-Houston Electric Co. merges with Edison General Electric Co. to form General Electric Co.
19: Region 5 committee meeting in Kansas City, Mo.
24: 24–27 April: Region 8 meeting in St. Julian’s, Malta.
26: 1986: The world’s worst nuclear accident occurs at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, near Kiev, Ukraine.
27: 1791: Birth date of Samuel F.B. Morse, inventor of the electric telegraph.
2: 2–4 May: Region 7 meeting in Niagara Falls, Ont., Canada.
19: 1971: The Soviet Union launches Mars 2, which becomes the first spacecraft to crash-land on Mars.
20: 1913: Birth date of Hewlett-Packard cofounder William R. Hewlett.
23: 1908: Birth date of John Bardeen, who coinvented the transistor and helped conceive the theory of superconductivity.
25: 1961: U.S. President John F. Kennedy challenges Congress to fund sending a man to themoon by the end of the decade.
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