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Day in Tech History: May 2nd

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The IBM Data Processing Division (DPD) introduces the IBM 604 Model 2 electronic calculating punch.


The Early Bird communications satellite goes into commercial service, transmitting the first transatlantic television program, “Out of this World,” to over three hundred million viewers in nine countries.


Microsoft introduces the Microsoft Mouse for IBM and IBM-compatible personal computers. The device features two buttons and is specifically designed to operated with its new Microsoft Word wordprocessor. Though Microsoft will manufacture nearly one hundred thousand units of the device, the company will only sell five thousand before introducing a second, more popular version of the device in 1985.

Microsoft releases the Microsoft Word wordprocessor for personal computers. Visit the official Word processor. Price: US$229


At The Pierre Hotel in New York City“>New York City, Microsoft introduces the Excel spreadsheet application for the Macintosh.


3DO demonstrates the M2 3-D technology of its Interactive Multiplayer video game system.


Intel releases the 3600MHz Pentium D 960 processor, featuring a dual 2,048KB Level-2 Cache and a 800MHz Front-Side Bus. Price: US$530


Facebook shuts down the “Keep the Isle of Man white and free from foreigners” fan Group.

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