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Google’s IPO

Google’s IPO

August 19, 2004 Google holds its Initial Public Offering (IPO) selling over 22 millions shares at a starting price of $ 85. Google shares closed that day at $ 100.34…

HP Incorporated

HP Incorporated

August 18, 1947 Hewlett-Packard is incorporated by William Hewlett and David Packard, nine years after they sold their first products from their garage in Palo Alto. Hewlett and Packard got…

The First Music CD

The First Music CD

August 17, 1982 “The Visitors” by ABBA becomes the world’s first commercial music compact disc (CD) manufactured, pressed in Langenhagen, Germany by Polygram Records, a subsidiary of Royal Phillips Electronics.…

The First Internet Explorer

The First Internet Explorer

August 16, 1995 Microsoft introduces Internet Explorer, which at the time was a modified version of Spyglass Mosaic, which Microsoft had licensed. Later when Microsoft began including Internet Explorer for…

The Original iMac Goes on Sale

The Original iMac Goes on Sale

August 15, 1998 After three months of anticipation, the original iMac G3 goes on sale. The “Bondi Blue” iMac became well-known for its colorful case, which bucked the industry norm…

Dell Laptops Catch Fire!

Dell Laptops Catch Fire!

August 14, 2006 Dell and Sony admit that flaws in Sony-manufactured batteries used in certain Dell laptops could result in the batteries overheating, catching fire, or exploding. They recall over…

Dell Laptops Catch Fire!

Dell Laptops Catch Fire!

August 14, 2006 Dell and Sony admit that flaws in Sony-manufactured batteries used in certain Dell laptops could result in the batteries overheating, catching fire, or exploding. They recall over…

Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting for SNES

Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting for SNES

August 13, 1993 Capcom releases Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting for the Super NES in the US. The Street Fighter II arcade game started the fighting game boom of…

Windows Gets Blasted

Windows Gets Blasted

August 11, 2003 The Blaster worm, also known as MSBlast or Lovesan, begins to spread on the Internet, infecting Windows XP and Windows 2000 computers. The primary symptom of the…

First Lunar Orbiter Launched

First Lunar Orbiter Launched

August 10, 1966 The first lunar orbiter, creatively named Lunar Orbiter I, is launched. Its primary mission is to photograph potential landing sites for future Apollo missions. First Lunar Orbiter…

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