In 1974, Popular Electronics released its January issue, featuring the Altair 8800 computer on its cover. Two years later, Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS) announced that it had shipped over ten thousand Altair 8800 kits worldwide thus far. Learn more at http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=62&st=1.
In 1924, astronomer Edwin Hubble announced that Andromeda was another galactic system outside the Milky Way. Originally thought to be a nebulae, Edwin Hubble was able to resolve images that showed individual stars. Learn more at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/dp24ga.html.
In 1987, Cosmonaut Yuri Romanenko ended his record 326 day mission orbiting the Earth in the Mir space station. Yuri Romanenko’s stay in space broke the previous Soviet record of 237 days and the U.S. space endurance record of 87 days. He held the record
A little humor, not Christmas or New Year related but pretty funny nonetheless… at least, I thought so. Never allow the ‘bride’ to choose the access password! 🙂 Clever tortoise!! **Happy New Year!!**
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In 1773, Sir George Cayley was born. Sir George Cayley is considered to be the “father of aerodynamics”. In 1849, he designed and built a gliding machine. With a ten year old boy aboard, it was the first manned glider flight. Cayley died on December
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In 1982, Time Magazine awarded its annual “Man of the Year” to the personal computer, The first non-human to receive the honor, the magazine described the choice as 1982′s “greatest influence for good or evil.” Learn more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Magazine_Person_of_the_Year.
In 1741, astronomer Anders Celsius introduced the Centigrade temperature scale. Anders Celsius originally used 0 for the boiling point of water and 100 for the freezing point. After his death in 1744, the scale was reversed to its present form. Learn more at http://www.newsfinder.org/site/more/anders_celsius/.
In 2008, Distribution Video Audio, Inc. shipped its final truckload of VHS tapes, marking the end of the VHS format. In the era of the VCR, JVC’s VHS format was much more popular than rival Sony’s Betamax format. Learn more at http://mroche.umwblogs.org/history-of-the-vhs/.