Day in Tech History

Day in Tech History

Jeffrey Powers

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May 23, 1995: MySQL Released RDBMS

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1995" MySQL releases their SQL database program for web pages. This is known as a  Relational Database Management System (RDBMS). MySQL uses C and C++, the SQL parser used yacc and a hybrid of lexer called “sql_lex.cc”. Many different websites to this day use versions of MySQL, including us a...

May 22, 1973: Ethernet is Proposed

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1973 " Robert Metcalfe writes a thirteen-page memo describing a new type of data transmission method. His memo was entitled “Ether Acquisition”, which would connect Hawaii’s ALOHA Network. Alto Ethernet was born on paper, but didn’t see operation until November 11, 1973 when it was implemen...

May 21, 2001: Mac OS X Server Released

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2001 " Apple released the Mac OS X Server, based on Rhapsody, which was a hybrid of NeXT OPENSTEP. The server ran file services, Macintosh Manager, Quicktime Streaming Server, WebObjects, NetBoot and more. Each new version of OS X Server then coincided with the desktop release name " Jaguar, Panthe...

May 20, 2013: Tumblr Acquired

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2013 " In a $1.1 billion deal, Yahoo acquired the blogging site Tumblr. This caused many concerns for those using the service " especially those who curate blogs with pornographic content. However, Yahoo insisted they will be running Tumblr as a separate company and will not interrupt any account u...

May 19, 1999: Star Wars Episode I Released

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1999 " Sixteen years after “Return of the Jedi”, George Lucas finally moves his vision forward with “Star Wars: Episode I " the Phantom Menace”. The story of young Anakin Skywalker and how Obi-Wan Kenobi brought him in, trained him, and ultimately lost him to the dark side. Episode I grosse...

May 18, 2001: Shrek Hits Theaters

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2001 " The computer animated movie “Shrek” hits theaters. The 90 minute movie was produced on a $60 million budget and although it’s first weekend only saw $42 million , the overall theatrical run brought in $487 million. Shrek was the first computer animated film to win an Academy Award (Best...

May 17, 1902: The Antikythera mechanism

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1902 " The Antikythera mechanism was found off the coast of Greece. They only found a part of it, and wasn’t really sure what it did. Eventually, this device was declared to be the oldest known analog computer. The device was used to predict eclipses and astronomical events so ships could plan ac...

May 16, 1965: Uh Oh! SpaghettiOs!

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1965 " The Campbell soup company, under their Franco-American brand, introduce SpaghettiO’s pasta in a can. The ring-shaped pasta and cheese blend was an easy way (and less messy) to make the kids a meal. Simply open the can and pour into the pan! The idea was created by Donald Goerke " known as...

May 15, 1940: Speedee McDonalds Opens

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1940 " The first Corporate McDonalds restaurant opened in San Bernardino, CA by Richard and Maurice McDonald. “Speedee” was the mascot back then " a hamburger-chef that was poised upon the McDonalds sign. The “Golden Arches” dawned on the sides of the restaurant. In 1955, Ray Kroc took noti...

May 14, 2011: The Return of Sony Playstation Network

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2011 " Hackers took down the Sony Playstation network on April 20th, 2011. Around 77 million accounts were comprimised and gamers couldn’t play online for over a month. On May 14, Sony started bringing the services back online on a country-by-country basis. North America was the first, and people...
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