Robert Adler receives a patent for one of the first TV remote controls.
The device, called the “Space Command”, uses ultrasonic waves to change the channel and raise or lower the volume.
Users called the remote “the clicker” because each button clicked and struck a bar that emitted a different frequency.
Patsy Sherman develops Scotchgard™ Fabric Protector, a compound that repels oil and water from fabric.
The compound is used to protect everything from clothing to furniture.