Today in Tech History – – July 25, 2018

1959 – Christopher Cockerell’s Hovercraft crossed the English Channel for the first time, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Frenchman Louis Bleriot’s historic first cross-Channel heavier-than-air flight.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolradio/subjects/history/britainsince1930s/transport/hovercraft

1990 – Microsoft became the first software company to exceed $1 billion in sales in a single year, reporting revenues of $1.18 billion for fiscal year 1990.

https://www.phase3.net/1990-july-25th-microsoft-revenue-breaks-1-billion/

2010 – Wikileaks published classified documents about the War in Afghanistan, one of the largest leaks in US. military history.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jul/25/afghanistan-war-logs-military-leaks

2016 – The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Abu Dhabi a year and two days after taking off on a journey to circumnavigate the globe on solar power. André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard alternated flying the plane but still needed rest between legs. The plane itself was capable of lying nonstop.

http://www.theverge.com/2016/7/26/12283128/solar-impulse-2-completes-round-the-world-trip-sun

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