Who in the World is Ronald Wayne?

April 12, 1976 Ronald Wayne, one of the three co-founders of Apple Computer, leaves the company just eleven days after it was established, selling his ten percent share for $800. In his short time with the company, Wayne illustrated the first Apple logo, wrote the company’s partnership agreement, and wrote the manual for the Apple…

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First Electrically Lighted City

March 31, 1880 Wabash, Indiana becomes the first city in the world to be completely illuminated by electric lighting. And the light was good.

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First Spacecraft to Land On Another Planet

March 1, 1966 The unmanned Soviet space probe Venera 3 crashes into the night side of Venus, becoming the first spacecraft to land on another planet.  

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AT&T Incorporated

February 28, 1885 The American Telephone and Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York State as the subsidiary of American Bell Telephone. Eventually the companies would “merge” and thus AT&T was born.

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Apple Discontinues the Newton

February 27, 1998 Apple Computer announces that it will discontinue development of the five year-old Newton Operating System and all of its Newton OS-based products, including the MessagePad series and EMate 300. Apple will focus on developing the Macintosh, which is once again left as Apple’s only computing platform … at least until the iPod,…

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RADAR Demonstrated for First Time

February 26, 1935 Scottish physicist Robert Watson-Watt, considered by many to be the inventor of RADAR (RAdio Detection And Ranging), first demonstrates its feasibility. Watson-Watt had been experimenting using radio waves to locate thunderstorms and thought of the idea of using it to detect aircraft. The use of RADAR is widely considered one of the…

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