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1984 Commercial Introduces the Macintosh

1984 Commercial Introduces the Macintosh

January 22, 1984 Apple Computer broadcasts their now-famous “1984” commercial introducing the Macintosh, during the third quarter of Super Bowl XVIII. It was the first and last time the ad was…

Twitter.com is Born

Twitter.com is Born

January 21, 2000 The domain name twitter.com was registered. However, it wasn’t until 2006 that the domain was purchased by Twitter, Inc. and took the form we know today. Twitter.com…

The Superjumbo is Unveiled

The Superjumbo is Unveiled

January 18, 2005 The Airbus A380, the world’s largest commercial jet and nicknamed the “Superjumbo”, is unveiled at a ceremony in Toulouse, France. The Superjumbo is Unveiled is original content…

Space Shuttle Columbia Launches for Final Time

Space Shuttle Columbia Launches for Final Time

January 16, 2003 Famous for being the first Space Shuttle ever to be launched (mission STS-1), the Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107. This mission would prove to be its…

Wikipedia Goes Online; Bookshelves Clear Up

Wikipedia Goes Online; Bookshelves Clear Up

January 15, 2001 Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online. Door-to-door encyclopedia salespeople mourn while bookshelves everywhere suddenly have more room for other books. Wikipedia Goes Online; Bookshelves Clear…

Bill Gates Steps Aside

Bill Gates Steps Aside

January 13, 2000 Microsoft chairman Bill Gates steps aside as chief executive and promotes company president Steve Ballmer to the position. Gates would stay on as “chief software architect” until…

Apple Posts Major Loss

Apple Posts Major Loss

January 12, 1996 Apple Computer announces that it will post a US$ 68 million first quarter loss. It also announces a restructuring plan to reduce the company by a thousand…

iPod Shuffle Introduced

iPod Shuffle Introduced

January 11, 2005 Apple introduces the iPod Shuffle, the first iPod to use flash memory and the smallest iPod made to date. The small size and low cost of the…

Apple Ships Intel Inside

Apple Ships Intel Inside

January 10, 2006 Seven months after announcing that Macintosh computers will transition from PowerPC to Intel, the first Apple computers to ship with Intel processors are released. The Intel-based iMac…

Bitcoin Launched

Bitcoin Launched

January 9, 2009 Through a posting to The Cryptography Mailing List, the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto releases the first version of the Bitcoin software and launches the network of the decentralized peer-to-peer cryptocurrency. Six…

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