3: 1847: Birth date of Alexander Graham Bell, telephone inventor.
4: 1962: First nuclear power plant in Antarctica begins operating at McMurdo Sound.
6: 6–8 March: Region 3 meeting in Atlanta.
7: 1926: First radio-telephone call across the Atlantic Ocean is made, between London and New York.
10: 1891: Almon B. Strowger receives a patent for an electromechanical switch to automate a telephone exchange.
12: 12–14 March: Region 9 meeting in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
15: 1892: Jesse W. Reno is granted a patent for an early type of escalator.
17: 1849: Birth date of Charles Francis Brush, developer of an early arc-light system.
20: 1900: Nikola Tesla receives patent for the wireless transmission of electric energy.
21: 20 & 21 March: Region 6 meeting in Los Angeles.
25: 1954: Radio Corp. of America announces it will begin producing color television sets.
1: 1972: Intel introduces the 8008, the first 8-bit microprocessor, used in early personal computers and calculators.
2: 1814: Birth date of Erastus B. Bigelow, developer of the power loom.
11: 1900: The U.S. Navy acquires its first submarine, which was propelled by electricity when submerged.
18: 18 & 19 April: Region 2 meeting in Youngstown, Ohio.
22: 1834: Birth date of Raimond Louis Gaston Planté, inventor of the rechargeable battery.
24: 24–27 April: Region 8 meeting in Venice.
26: 1961: Robert Noyce receives a patent for the integrated circuit.
27: IEEE’s 125th anniversary celebration in Munich.
30: IEEE’s 125th anniversary celebration in Austin, Texas.
3: 3–6 May: Region 7 meeting in St. John’s, Nfld., Canada
5: 1861: Birth date of Peter Cooper Hewitt, inventor of the mercury-vapor lamp. .
11: IEEE’s 125th anniversary celebration in Boston.
13: IEEE marks the AIEE’s formation with IEEE Engineering the Future Day.
16: 1960: Theodore H. Maiman demonstrates the first functioning laser at Hughes Research Laboratories, in Culver City, Calif..
18: 1845: France’s first electromagnetic telegraph line goes into service, between Paris and Rouen.
20: 1851: Birth date of Emile Berliner, developer of the phonograph record.
21: 1873: Birth date of Hans Berger, the first person to record human electroencephalograms.
23: 1922: Birth date of Esther Conwell, the first woman to receive the IEEE Edison Medal, in 1997.
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