Tech History Today – April 8, 2013

In 1953 – The major studios were inspired by the 1952 3D hit Bwana Devil. Columbia beat Warner Brothers’ House of Wax to the theatre, with a New York City premiere, making Man in the Dark the first 3D motion picture produced and released by a major studio.

In 1959 – The Department of Defense called a meeting at the University of Pennsylvania to define the objectives for a new Common Business Language. Captain Grace Hopper led the group that kicked off COBOL.

In 1991 – A team moved from Sun Microsystems to work in secret on Project “Green” using its “Oak” programming language. The whole thing later bacame “Java.”

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