Geek Facts for August 11th – The Pull Chain Socket and Woz

In 1896, Harvey Hubbell received a patent for the pull-chain, electric-light socket.

Harvey Hubbell received at least 45 patents and is best known for inventing the electrical power plug in 1904.

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In 1950, Steve Wozniak, cofounder of Apple, was born.

“Woz” and Steve Jobs formed Apple Computer in 1976 and went on to create their first computer, the Apple I.

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