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Day in Tech History: June 1st

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1495

Friar John Cor records the first known batch of Scotch whisky.

1890

The United States Census Bureau begins using Herman Hollerith's tabulating machine to count census returns.

1938

Issue number one of Action Comics is released by National Allied Publications, which will later become DC Comics. The issue is the first comic book to feature Superman, the character created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

1957

The Kashio brothers found Casio Computer Co., Ltd. to manufacture relay calculators and the company’s first calculator, the Casio 14-A. Visit the official Casio website

1967

The Groundbreaking Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album by The Beatles is released

1979

Intel introduces the 4.77MHz 8088 microprocessor, featuring 16-bit registers and an 8-bit external data bus. It contains twenty-nine thousand transistors using 3-micron technology, and it is able to directly address 1 MB of memory.

1980

Cable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting.

1993

Apple Newton was beaten to market by the Casio Tandy Zoomer.

U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker rules against Apple Computer in its 63-month legal suit against Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard. The judge rules that ninety percent of the elements in Windows are covered by Microsoft's 1985 license from Apple Computer.

1996

Steve Capps leaves Apple

1997

Steve Jobs becomes major Apple shareholder with 1.5 million shares of AAPL.

1999

Apple Computer releases the Power Macintosh G3/350, /400, and /450 computers, with updated PowerPC G3 processors. All of the systems include Mac OS 8.6.

It is discovered that 2^6'972'593 – 1 is a Mersenne prime (the 38th found).(Mersenne prime numbers are primes of the form 2^n – 1, which requires n to be prime; and it is equivalent to [2^(n–1)]x(2^n – 1) being equal to the sum of its factors other than itself, i.e. a “perfect number”). They can all be found (with their date of discovery) at http://www.isthe.com/chongo/tech/math/prime/mersenne.html.

2002

eMac is sold to the general public

2006

Ubuntu Foundation first releases the Xubuntu operating system. Xubuntu is an derivative of the Ubuntu Linux distribution specifically designed for antiquated system with less processing power. Visit the official Xubuntu website.

2008

A Private City in MN pushes Google out of town. Soon after, all images retrieved from that city were removed from Google Street View.

Adobe launched an online community with a word processor and file sharing, while adding Flash and interactive maps to Acrobat 9. It includes the Buzzword word processor. Its ConnectNow Web conferencing and desktop sharing tool enables chatting via text, video, and voice. The hosted services invite file storage and sharing with the capability to convert up to five documents to PDF. 

2009

Psion settles over the Netbook lawsuit - Psion registered the "Netbook" name back in 1996. In 2008 they started sending out "Cease and Desist" letters to Intel. They settled the dispute, which Psion will drop their trademark, especially since they don't use the name "Netbook" in any of their brands.

2011

Google makes the +1 button available for websites

Apple purchases iCloud.com for $4.5 million

2012

Google launches Google+ Local

2013

Two drone strikes kill seven suspected al-Qaeda militants in Yemen June 3 Vodaphone is fined for under-reporting income from 2007-2011.

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