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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2016, 11:59:36 AM »
  • When was the first PC sold
    The first personal computers, introduced in 1975, came as kits: The MITS Altair 8800, followed by the IMSAI 8080, an Altair clone.

    Bill Gates and Paul Allen wrote a BASIC compiler for the Altair and formed Micro-soft.

    When was the first Cell Phone used
    April 3, 1973But there were cell phones. Well, one anyway. On April 3, 1973, from a Manhattan street corner -- 6th Ave. between 53rd and 54th -- Motorola's Martin Cooper placed the world's first mobile phone call. To his rival, no less

    What year was the Internet Launched
    Access to the ARPANET was expanded in 1981 when the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded the Computer Science Network (CSNET). In 1982, the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) was introduced as the standard networking protocol on the ARPANET.

    When was facebook Launched to the public
    The origins of Facebook have been in dispute since the very week a 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg launched the site as a Harvard sophomore on February 4, 2004. Then called "thefacebook.com," the site was an instant hit.

    What was the first sneaker produced for people to wear
    Around 1892, the U.S. Rubber Company came up with more comfortable rubber sneakers with canvas tops, called Keds. By 1917, these sneakers began to be mass produced.

    When was one nation under God added to the Pledge
    In 1954, at President Dwight D. Eisenhower's urging, the Congress legislated that “under God” be added, making the pledge read: I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

    When was in God we Trust added to money.
    A law passed in a Joint Resolution by the 84th Congress (P.L. 84-140) and approved by President Dwight Eisenhower on July 30, 1956 declared IN GOD WE TRUST must appear on currency. This phrase was first used on paper money in 1957, when it appeared on the one-dollar silver certificate.


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