Tech History Today – May 18, 2013

In 1923 – The first patent application for the rotary-dial telephone was submitted in France by Antoine Barnay.

In 1969 – Apollo 10 launched, completing all the stages of a moon landing mission without landing on the Moon. Astronauts Eugene Cernan and Thomas Stafford descended in the Lunar Module to within 15KM of the lunar surface.

In 1998 – The United States Department of Justice and twenty U.S. states filed civil actions against Microsoft, alleging the company abused monopoly power regarding operating system and Web browser sales.

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