Geek Fact for March 7th


In 1985, IBM-PC DOS Version 3.1 update released.

PC DOS 3.1 was the first OS to provide a network support.

Learn more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_PC_DOS

In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone.

The patent for the telephone became recognized as the most valuable patent in history. Yet early efforts to popularize the telephone were met with disappointment.

Learn more at http://inventors.about.com/od/tstartinventions/ss/TelephonePatent.htm

In 1996,the first surface photos of Pluto were taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Hubble’s snapshots of nearly the entire surface of Pluto showed that Pluto is a complex object, with more large-scale contrast than any planet, except Earth.

Learn more at http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1996/09/text/

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