Today in Tech History – January 5, 2018

Today in Tech History logo1948 – Warner Brothers showed the very first color newsreel, featuring the Tournament of Roses Parade and the Rose Bowl football game.

https://books.google.com/books?id=Nyg3NJ4VVuAC&pg=PA114&lpg=PA114&dq=january+5+1948+newsreel+tournament+of+roses&source=bl&ots=1v6x2PwJ4c&sig=Snfz8JP62-w3DyzyoPKaY73cuyo&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjagv3n89vJAhVF62MKHbL8DBQQ6AEIRjAJ#v=onepage&q=january%205%201948%20newsreel%20tournament%20of%20roses&f=false

1972 – President Richard M. Nixon announced that NASA would develop a space shuttle system, emphasizing its reliability, reusability and low cost.
http://history.nasa.gov/stsnixon.htm

1984 – Richard Stallman began working on the GNU Operating system, a free UNIX-like OS. GNU/Linux is seen as the most successful outgrowth of that project.

http://stallman.org/

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