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The Day the Music Industry Changed Forever

The Day the Music Industry Changed Forever

June 1, 1999 Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker release the filesharing service Napster. The service provides a simple way for users to copy and distribute MP3 music files. It becomes an instant…

First Automobile Accident

First Automobile Accident

May 30, 1896 The first auto accident on record occurs in New York City when a Duryea Motor Wagon driven by Henry Wells collides with a bicycle ridden by Evylyn Thomas. New…

Discovery Docks with International Space Station

Discovery Docks with International Space Station

May 29, 1999 The Space Shuttle Discovery completes the first docking with the International Space Station (ISS). Discovery Docks with International Space Station is original content of This Day in…

First Modern Color Movie

First Modern Color Movie

May 28, 1929 The Warner Brothers’ film On With the Show, the first talking movie that is all in color, debuts at New York City’s Winter Garden theater. The film uses…

Windows Hits Version 2.1

Windows Hits Version 2.1

May 27, 1988 Microsoft releases 2 versions of Windows 2.1 – One for 286 computers and one for 386 computers. Do you remember this version of Windows? No? Not many…

Bill Gates’ Internet Tidal Wave

Bill Gates’ Internet Tidal Wave

May 26, 1995 Realizing his company had missed the boat in estimating the impact and popularity of the Internet, Microsoft CEO Bill Gates issues a memo titled, “The Internet Tidal…

Return of the Jedi

Return of the Jedi

May 25, 1983 The third installment in the original Star Wars trilogy, Return of the Jedi, is released six years to the day after the first Star Wars movie. Return…

First Night Baseball Game

First Night Baseball Game

May 24, 1935 The first night major league baseball game is played in Cincinnati. The hometown Reds defeated the visiting Philadelphia Phillies 2-1. Night baseball caught on around the league…

The Old World Gets Connected

The Old World Gets Connected

May 23, 1903 Paris, France and Rome, Italy are connected by telephone for first time. Feel free to congratulate me for finding this picture at any time. The Old World Gets…

Happy Birthday, Pac-Man!

Happy Birthday, Pac-Man!

Puck-Man was the original name for Pac-Man May 22, 1980 Namco’s upcoming game “Puck-Man” is location tested in a movie theater complex in Japan. After favorable initial testing, the game…

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