This Month in History:

1883 James Cutler patents postal mail chute

1841 Samuel Slocum patented the stapler

1753 1st steam engine arrives in north American colonies

1839 English scientist and astronomer John Herschel takes 1st glass plate photograph

1956 IBM introduces the RAMAC 305, 1st commercial computer with a hard drive that uses magnetic disk storage, weighs over a ton