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Microsoft Introduces BASIC for 8086

Microsoft Introduces BASIC for 8086

June 18, 1979 In use at the time by over 200,000 computers with the Z80 and 8080 processors, Microsoft BASIC is introduced for the 8086 16-bit microprocessor. By being one of…

DES Cracked

DES Cracked

June 17, 1997 A group of users organized over the Internet cracked the Data Encryption Standard — the strongest legally exportable encryption software in the United States — after five months of…

Ford Motor Company Incorporated

Ford Motor Company Incorporated

June 16, 1903 Henry Ford incorporates the Ford Motor Company with ten investors and $ 28,000. Ford will begin building automobiles on Mack Avenue in Detroit in a converted factory…

Gates Announces Transition from Microsoft

Gates Announces Transition from Microsoft

June 15, 2006 Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft (Steve Ballmer was CEO at this point) announces that he will transition out of his day-to-day role at Microsoft by July 2008…

Charles Babbage Unveils Difference Engine

Charles Babbage Unveils Difference Engine

June 14, 1822 Charles Babbage unveils his design for a machine he called the Difference Engine, the first example of a mechanical computing machine. The British government funded the building…

Charles Babbage Unveils Difference Engine

Charles Babbage Unveils Difference Engine

June 14, 1822 Charles Babbage unveils his design for a machine he called the Difference Engine, the first example of a mechanical computing machine. The British government funded the building…

First Man-Made Object to Leave Solar System

First Man-Made Object to Leave Solar System

June 13, 1983 The NASA space probe Pioneer 10 crosses the orbit of Neptune, becoming the first man-made object to leave the Solar System. It was launched on March 2,…

Launch of Venera 4

Launch of Venera 4

June 12, 1967 The Soviet probe Venera 4 is successfully launched. On October 18, 1967, it will enter Venus’ atmosphere where it will become the first space probe to successfully return…

Speak & Spell

Speak & Spell

June 11, 1978 Texas Instruments Inc. introduces the Speak & Spell, a talking educational toy for children. The device features the first electronic duplication of the human voice on a…

Crossing the Atlantic With Cable

Crossing the Atlantic With Cable

June 10, 1858 Two ships head out to begin work on what will become the first operational Transatlantic cable. Previous attempts at laying a Transatlantic cable had failed. Designed for…

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