Today in Tech History – – July 9, 2018

1941 – British cryptologists including Alan Turing broke the code used by the German army to direct ground-to-air operations on the eastern front.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/enigma-key-broken

1971 – Marc Andreessen was born in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He would grow up to develop the Netscape browser, which powered the explosion of the Web in the late 1990s.

http://www.biography.com/people/marc-andreessen-9542208

1979 – Voyager 2 made its closest approach to Jupiter, coming within 570,000 kilometers of the planet.

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/history/70s/Voyager2_1979.htm

1982 – Disney released the movie Tron, which used the most extensive computer-generated graphics and special effects to that time.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084827/

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