Today in Tech History – November 24, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1932 – The FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (known then only as the Technical Crime Laboratory) officially opened in Washington DC. It’s location was chosen because it had a sink, and its one employee, Agent Charles Appel had to borrow a microscope.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-fbi-crime-lab-opens-its-doors-for-business
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/history/highlights-of-history/articles/laboratory

1969 – The Apollo 12 command module with its all-Navy crew splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean, ending the second manned mission to the Moon. Credit goes to the USS Hornet for its second flawless recovery effort.

http://www.uss-hornet.org/history/apollo/

1998 – AOL announced it would purchase Netscape Communications, merging what were then two of the biggest names on the Internet.
http://money.cnn.com/1998/11/24/technology/aol/

2014 – Attackers calling themselves “Guardians Of Peace” hacked into Sony Pictures Entertainment’s internal networks, stealing data, deleting data, and placing a message and an image of a red skeleton on computer desktops throughout the company.

http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/24/7277451/sony-pictures-paralyzed-by-massive-security-compromise

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