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Netscape Born

Netscape Born

April 4, 1994 Ironically, 19 years to the day after Microsoft was formed, Marc Andreessen and Jim Clark create the Mosaic Communications Corporation, which will later be renamed Netscape Communications Corporation.…

The First Cell Phone Call

The First Cell Phone Call

April 3, 1973 Martin Cooper, considered the “father of the cellular phone”, makes the first cell phone call on a New York City street. The First Cell Phone Call is…

Microsoft’s First Hardware Product

Microsoft’s First Hardware Product

April 2, 1980 Microsoft announces its first hardware product, the Z80 SoftCard. The SoftCard is a microprocessor that plugs into the Apple II personal computer allowing it to run programs written…

Gmail Launched

Gmail Launched

April 1, 2004 The now ubiquitous Gmail service is launched as an invitation-only beta service. At first met with skepticism due to it being launched on April Fool’s Day, the…

Kodak Releases DC40

Kodak Releases DC40

March 28, 1995 Kodak releases the DC40 camera, which is only the second digital camera for the consumer market. While introduced over a year after Apple’s QuickTake 100 camera, Kodak’s…

20-Year Old Bill Gates Gives Address

20-Year Old Bill Gates Gives Address

March 27, 1976 Bill Gates gives the opening address at the First Annual World Altair Computer Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Gates was still a student at Harvard but along…

Melissa Unleashes

Melissa Unleashes

March 26, 1999 The first e-mail virus to cause widespread damage and one of the fastest spreading viruses in history, Melissa was released into the wild on an early Friday…

Twister First Movie on DVD

Twister First Movie on DVD

March 25, 1996 The movie Twister becomes the first featured film put on DVD. FYI, it sounds really good in surround sound!   Twister First Movie on DVD is original…

Mac OS X is Born

Mac OS X is Born

March 24, 2001 Mac OS X 10.0, the first public version of Mac OS X, is released. The code name for this release was Cheetah, although Apple did not start…

Mir Falls From the Sky

Mir Falls From the Sky

March 23, 2001 The Russian space station Mir burns up in the Earth’s atmosphere after fifteen years in orbit. The debris that isn’t burned up falls safely into the Pacific…

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