IBM.com and sun.com Registered

March 19, 1986 The domains ibm.com and sun.com come online. These domains are considered the 11th and 12th oldest domains in history.

The First Wiki

March 16, 1995 The worlds first Wiki, WikiWikiWeb was created as Ward Cunningham invites people to add and edit content. A Wiki is a database that can be a community collaboration. Cunningham has said the inspiration for the name Wiki came from the Wiki Wiki Shuttle bus he learned of during a trip to Hawaii. Six years…

First Newsletter of the Homebrew Computer Club

March 15, 1975 Issue number one of the Homebrew Computer Club’s newsletter is published. Only 21 issues are published through December 1977, but the newsletter is considered influential in the early culture of the personal computer industry.

The World’s First Tweet

March 21, 2006 Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sends the world’s first (non-automated) tweet: inviting co-workers A note to future entrepreneurs: when doing the “first” of anything, it may be for posterity so try to be interesting. Kthnx.

March 27, 1976 – 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 with Paul Allen helped develop the version of the BASIC language sold...

March 24, 2001 – 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 using the code names for marketing purposes until Mac OS X 10.3, Jaguar.

January 24, 1984 – Classic Mac OS was born

January 24, 1984 The "Classic" Mac OS, the first operating system to popularise the GUI concept for personal computers, was developed by Apple Inc. for its Macintosh line of personal computers.  

Apple Sues Microsoft for Copyright Infringement

March 17, 1988 Apple Computer famously sues Microsoft Corporation for copyright infringement in its Windows operating system. Apple eventually lost the lawsuit in 1995.

March 22, 1960 – Laser Beams Patented

March 22, 1960 The first patent on a laser is issued to Arthur Leonard Schawlow and Charles Hard Townes, who assign it to Bell Telephone Laboratories. Still, no one has figured out how to attach these “lasers” to the heads of sharks. Throw me a frickin’ bone here

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 ocean between Chile and New Zealand, in a region from which governments had routed planes and ships away. The station, which was launched in 1986

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