Science & technology

Seiko introduces multi-mode digital alarm watch (1977)

Seiko LC Digital Quartz Alarm Chronograph features continuous readout of the time; displays the day, date and month; converts into a precision stopwatch and functions as a wrist alarm. All in one slim compact case.

Moon landing video & transcript (1969)

With more than half a billion people watching on television, Neil Armstrong climbs down the ladder and proclaims, "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."

United Airlines: The radar line (1958)

On United, you enjoy a feeling of at-homeness that’s found on no other airline. You’ll sense it when you make your reservation, when you board your Mainliner.

No more rabies (1885)

No more hydrophobia! No more mad dogs! Dr Louis Pasteur’s experiments have resulted in a most brilliant success at perhaps the most important sitting held by the academy of sciences.

Try a home computer on for size (1978)

Computers can be a hobby. And the cost is not prohibitive as you might think. A complete home computer unit can be purchased for around $600, with a more elemental unit offered for $250, or you can build your own.