Today in Tech History – August 10, 2016

Today in Tech History logo1519 – Ferdinand Magellan set sail to find that pesky trade route that Columbus was looking for, and instead circumnavigated the globe. Well, at least his ship did.

1990 – The Magellan space probe, named after Ferdinand Magellan, reached Venus, beginning its mission to map the planet’s surface.

2004 – The iTunes Music Store library passed the mark of 1,000,000 songs available.

2015 – Larry Page and Sergey Brin announced a new company called Alphabet had been created to oversee a slimmed down Google as well as other companies Google owned like Calico, Nest and more. Sundar Pichai was named CEO of the new Google. Alphabet continued to be traded under the stock tickers GOOG and GOOGL.

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