Finally, introverts everywhere had quick access to their cash.
It was this day in 1969 that the first ATM went into public service, the Chemical Bank in Rockville Center, New York. Their clients could now make financial transactions without any of that awkward bank teller small talk. From its humble beginnings, there are now well over 1 million ATM’s worldwide.
Eventually, banks would figure out that they could–under the guise of ‘convenience’– charge you for access to your own money.
Say what you want about the ATM, but without it we wouldn’t have this video: