In 1962 – NASA “Relay 1” launched, the first active repeater communications satellite in orbit.
In 1977 – Young Bill Gates was arrested for traffic violation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, leading to one of the most famous mugshots ever.
In 1977 – Robert Metcalfe et. al were awarded a patent for “Multipoint data communication system with collision detection” also known as ethernet.
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