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TECHDAY 30 September Microsoft Excel’s first launch
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TECHDAY 30 September Microsoft Excel’s first launch

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On this TECHDAY in history, in 1985, Microsoft Excel's first launch was marked! Excel, the first serious competitor to Lotus 1-2-3, was introduced in a 512k Macintosh version. Microsoft's spreadsheet application would not pose a serious challenge until the proliferation of Windows a few years later, when it would not ...

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TECHDAY 29 September Iconic car “starts-up”
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TECHDAY 29 September Iconic car “starts-up”

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On this TECHDAY in history, in 1966, an iconic car was released to the market. It was the Chevrolet Camaro, a mid-size American-made automobile that was manufactured by Chevrolet, and that fell to the classification of a “pony car”. This car shares many of its formats and major components with the Firebird (a 1967 ...

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TECHDAY 28 September Supercomputer Pioneer
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TECHDAY 28 September Supercomputer Pioneer

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On this TECHDAY in history, in 1925, was the birthday of the "father of supercomputers", Seymour Cray. He was an American-born electrical engineer, and a computer architect who had on his track record numerous supercomputers that were the fastest in the world at the time. Most of them were built by Cray Research, his ...

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TECHDAY 27 September First public train ride
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TECHDAY 27 September First public train ride

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First public train ride On this TECHDAY in history, in 1825, Locomotion No. 1 became the first passenger-carrying steam engine to run on a public line, in the world. This locomotive was built by George Stephenson and his son, Robert, at the latter’s manufacturing company. George Stephenson was also the one who ...

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TECHDAY 26 September New speed record!
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TECHDAY 26 September New speed record!

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On this TECHDAY in history, in 1976, a Concorde, a type of commercial supersonic aircrafts, made its first continuous transatlantic journey, setting a new speed record. It flew from Washington D.C. to Paris in just 3 hours and 32 minutes, with an average speed of 1535 kilometers per hour/ 954 miles per hour, ...

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TECHDAY 25 September A “mobility” company
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TECHDAY 25 September A “mobility” company

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On this TECHDAY in history, in 1928, two brothers, Joseph and Paul Galvin founded the Galvin Manufacturing Corporation (later renamed Motorola) in Chicago. This company later became iconic in the field of wireless telecommunications. From early on, it turned its focus on "portable" systems, starting with the ...

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TECHDAY 24 September Neon Lights Founder
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TECHDAY 24 September Neon Lights Founder

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On this TECHDAY in history, in 1870 was the birthday of Georges Claude, the neon lights founder. He was a French inventor, mostly known for his invention and commercialization of neon tube lighting. He developed this, inspired by earlier lighting inventions (Geissler and Moore tubes). The neon lamp generated light ...

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TECHDAY 23 September Nintendo founding
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TECHDAY 23 September Nintendo founding

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On this TECHDAY in history, in 1889, a company that would one day become one of the world's most powerful video gaming companies, named Nintendo, was founded in Kyoto, Japan, by Fusagirou Yiamauchi. Until 1963, it manufactured exclusively Japanese decks of cards (Hanafuda). Although the company had been primarily ...

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TECHDAY 22 September Protected Code
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TECHDAY 22 September Protected Code

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On this TECHDAY in history, in 1986, programmers had a remarkable legal victory. A U.S. court ruled that programming code for computers considers to be intellectual property. They should, therefore, subject to copyright law, just like printed material. This decision shaped the world of the electronics industry and was ...

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