from the ground-control-to-major-tom dept.
markhb writes "40 years ago today, the first trans-Atlantic TV transmission made it out of the Maine woods and into history, via the original Telstar. The IEEE and Lucent plan to commemorate the event at three events today in Pleumeur-Bodou, France, Goonhilly Downs, England, and Andover, Maine."
FORTUNE'S FUN FACTS TO KNOW AND TELL:
A giant panda bear is really a member of the racoon family.