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Day in Tech History: June 1st

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


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


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.


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


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


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.


Cable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting.


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.


Steve Capps leaves Apple


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


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.


eMac is sold to the general public


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.


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. 


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.


Google makes the +1 button available for websites

Apple purchases iCloud.com for $4.5 million


Google launches Google+ Local


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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