O, PIONEERS

January 3rd in history:

Da Vinci MacOn January 3rd of 1496, Leonardo da Vinci tested a flying machine that he designed.

Flying machines didn’t succeed until the 20th century, when we finally got other pioneering inventions like the electric watch. The Hamilton Watch company put its first electric watch on sale on this date in 1957.

Exactly 20 years later — January 3rd, 1977 — pioneering home computer maker Apple Computer was incorporated.

And the pioneering record producer who did some work with Apple Records (and the Beatles), Sir George Martin, was born January 3rd, 1926.

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