Valentines to technology

I wonder whether it is a coincidence that so many interesting markers of technological advancement happened on Valentine’s Day.

On Valentine’s Day in 1876, Elisha Gray filed for a patent on his invention of the telephone. So did another guy.

On Valentine’s Day in 1899, the United States officially switched over to voting by machine. Things haven’t been the same since.

On Valentine’s Day in 1924, IBM was born.

On Valentine’s Day in 1990, the Voyager I spacecraft made history by taking a photo of our little planet from very very far away.

On Valentine’s Day in 2000, one of our earth spacecrafts started orbiting an asteroid for the first time ever.

On Valentine’s Day in 2005, a certain popular video sharing website was launched. I’ll let you guess.

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