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iPhone 4 Goes on Sale

iPhone 4 Goes on Sale

June 24, 2010 After a wild lead-up involving a prototype being lost at a bar, Apple’s iPhone 4 officially went on sale. Later the iPhone 4 would then become the…

QWERTY Typewriter Patented

QWERTY Typewriter Patented

June 23, 1868 The Sholes and Glidden typewriter, the first practical and commercially successful typewriter, is patented. Perhaps most notable in the design of the Sholes and Glidden (which would…

Jet Mail

Jet Mail

June 22, 1946 In a demonstration of the capabilities of jet aircraft, Army Air Corps pilots Kenneth Chilstrom and Robert Baird transport mail in a Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star, thus…

SpaceShipOne – First Private Space Flight

SpaceShipOne – First Private Space Flight

June 21, 2004 Financed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, SpaceShipOne becomes the first spacecraft developed by the free market to enter spaceflight. Launched from a mothership named White Knight, SpaceShipOne…

SEAC Machine Dedicated

SEAC Machine Dedicated

June 20, 1950 The National Bureau of Standards dedicated the SEAC (Standards Eastern Automatic Computer) in Washington. The SEAC was the first computer to use all-diode logic, a technology more…

Viking 1 Enters Mars Orbit

Viking 1 Enters Mars Orbit

June 19, 1976 The Viking 1 spacecraft enters the into orbit around the planet Mars 10 months after being launched from Earth. Viking 1 would become the first US spacecraft…

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…

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