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The first pulsating radio source (pulsar) is detected by graduate student Jocelyn Bell, working under Professor Antony Hewish at the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory in Cambridge, England.
Radio Shack unveils the Tandy TRS-80 Model 2000 computer, featuring an 8 MHz Intel 80186 processor, 128KB RAM, two 720KB disk drives, and the MS-DOS 2.0 operating system. Base Price: US$2,750 Optional 12-inch monochrome monitor: US$250 Optional 10MB hard drive Optional color graphics card: US$750 Optional color monitor: US$800 Optional Extra 128KB RAM: US$300 Optional monochrome graphics card: US$450 .
EXEC-PC, which will eventually grow into one of the largest bulletin board systems (BBS) in North America, takes its first call at 2am on its only phone line. At its height, in the mid-nineties, the system will include over two hundred fifty lines and over 300GB of file storage.
The website of the Local 2609, The United Steelworkers of America is hacked by Magica de Bin.
Bidding on eBay for item number 507007174 for The Ultimate Video Game Library! closes at US$70,000. The winning bidder is listed as skahcpunk and the auction was created by baybuy1
Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) introduces the PlayStation 2 in the US. The system features a 294.912MHz processor, a single analog DualShock2 controller, two memory card slots, two USB ports, one i-Link (IEEE 1394) port, and a 128-bit Emotion Engine graphics processor. The system is backwards compatible with PlayStation games and supports CD-ROM, Dolby Digital, DTS, DVD-ROM, and DVD-Video media. Price: ?300 Weight: 5 pounds
A 33-year-old man was found dead, presumably killed by an explosion of a mobile phone battery identified to be from LG. It was reported that the man was found lying beside an electronic shovel at a quarry where he worked. A co-worker described him as bleeding from the nose and having a phone with a melted battery in his left shirt pocket. It was later discovered the man was killed by a co-worker who accidentally struck him with a drilling vehicle.
Another CNN-YouTube Debate was held where candidates fielded questions posted by the general public in video form.
Carl iCahn purchased an additional 7 million shares of Yahoo! This comes after Yahoo!s lowest stock price of 8.95 a share