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In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called "Monkey Trial" begins with John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher, accused of teaching evolution in violation of a state law against it.
The first Parking Meters were installed in England
Telstar, the world's first communications satellite, is launched into orbit. Nils Bohlen received a patent for the three-point seatbelt.
Michael Scott, Apple’s first President, leaves Apple after he lost control because of the “Black Wednesday” incident where he almost fired half of the Apple II engineering team. He was fired on Feb. 25th, but his official last day was today.
Coca-Cola Co announces it will resume selling old formula Coke
Mel Blanc – Bugs Bunny, passes away.
London, scientists report their DNA analysis findings from a Neandertal skeleton which support the out of Africa theory of human evolution placing an "African Eve" at 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.
Dell announced two new small-business-oriented laser printers, the Dell 1320c color laser printer and the Dell 1125 mono multifunction laser printer. The 1320c starts at $300 for the base model and goes up to $350 with networking options. The Dell 1125 mono multifunction includes prints, copy, scan, and standalone fax. It includes a 30-sheet ADF for batch copy and scans. The $250 printer is rated to print at 21ppm, with a monthly duty cycle of 9,000 pages.
Netflix goes down for a small period of time in the afternoon.
Commodore – who was bought by a Netherlands company – resurfaces as they unveil some new gaming machines. Prices will start at $1700.
Yahoo and Turner Broadcasting System announced on Thursday a multi-year content and advertising alliance. Yahoo Sports will gain access to content from the league sites of the NBA, PGA and NASCAR produced by TBS. In turn, Turner Network will be able to exclusively sell all display, sponsorship, and video advertising in Yahoo Sports' NBA, Nascar, and golf pages on Yahoo Sports.
Rambus sues Nvidia of violating 17 patents on memory controllers and is seeking an injunction as well as monetary damages
NIN star Trent Reznor publishes a road map on how to make money with your music on the web
Warner Music begins talking with YouTube, six months after their content dissapears from the site.