November 23, 1889: First Commercial Jukebox

1889 – Congratulations to the first commercial jukebox which was installed in San Francisco, CA. It was called the “Nickel-in-the-Slot”, and played wax cylinder records. Within 6 months it would earn $1,000. The word “Juke” – by the way – means ‘disorderly house’ – therefore this is a disorderly box of music.Put anotherĀ  nickel in – in the Nickelodean – All I want is having you – and Music, music, music. This Day in Tech History podcast show notes forĀ November 23 Dr. Who first airs on the BBC in 1963 Nintendo releases the Gameboy color Security hole in Gmail discovered...

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