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Atari’s Pong is Released

November 29,1972

Pong, one of the earliest arcade video games, is released by Atari. The first prototype has been installed at Andy Capp’s Tavern, consistently earning four times more revenue than other coin-operated machines, around US$35–40 per day. Patrons come to the bar, lining up around the corner … Continue reading

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Windshield Wiper Patented

November 10, 1903

On November 3, 1903, the US Patent Office issues US Patent 743,801 to Mary May Anderson for a “window cleaning device” for electric cars and other vehicles which is operated via a lever from inside the vehicle. Her version of … Continue reading

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