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The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back

May 21, 1980 The sequel to the the smash success Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back is released on this day, almost exactly 3 years after the release of the…

Apple Debuts Retail Stores

Apple Debuts Retail Stores

May 19, 2001 Apple Computer opens the first two locations of their new retail stores in McLean, Virginia and Washington, D.C. In the first weekend of opening, the stores will attract 7,700…

World Wide Web Launched

World Wide Web Launched

May 17, 1991 The first server “web server” in history is set up by Tim Berners-Lee on a NeXTcube at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. The…

Apple Retail Stores Revealed

Apple Retail Stores Revealed

May 15, 2001 Apple Computer announces plans to operate a chain of retail stores, opening twenty-five retail stores in the United States by the end of the year. Steve Jobs…

Skylab Launched

Skylab Launched

May 14, 1973 The United States launches Skylab One, its first manned space station. It is the last launch of the Saturn V rocket, and the the largest payload ever…

Money For Nothing?

Money For Nothing?

May 13, 1985 The British rock band Dire Straits releases their fifth album, Brothers in Arms, which will become the first CD to sell over a million copies. It was the…

VisiCalc Unveiled

VisiCalc Unveiled

May 11, 1979 At the West Coast Computer Faire, Harvard MBA candidate Daniel Bricklin and programmer Robert Frankston give the first demonstration of VisiCalc, the original spreadsheet software. First released…

The Birth of Wireless

The Birth of Wireless

May 10, 1894 “Wireless” is born when Guglielmo Marconi sends a radio wave three-quarters of a mile. Three years later the Marconi Company will successfully communicate “ship to shore” over…

Linux Gets Happy Feet

Linux Gets Happy Feet

May 9, 1996 Linus Torvalds decides to adopt Tux the penguin as a mascot for the Linux operating system. Perhaps had he known the movie Happy Feet would be released…

Germans Can Be So Dry

Germans Can Be So Dry

May 8, 1886 German scientist, Dr. Carl Gassner, is issued a German patent for the first “dry” cell battery, which uses zinc as its primary component. A U.S. patent will…