Wednesday, June 09, 2010

This Day in History

 June 9, 1902:
 
Joe Horn and Frank Hardart open the Automat at 818 Chestnut St. in Philadelphia.  It's America's first coin-operated cafeteria.

Read More http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2010/06/0609first-automat-opens-philadelphia/
 

 ("automat" comes from the Greek automatos, meaning "self-acting.")


 

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