Today in Tech History – June 10, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1943 – Hungarians László and Georg Bíró, while living in Argentina, patented the first successful implementation of the ballpoint pen.
http://inventors.about.com/library/weekly/aa101697.htm

1977 – A few days after going on sale, Apple began shipping the Apple II for the first time.
http://www.opensource.apple.com/source/misc_cmds/misc_cmds-6/calendar/calendars/calendar.computer

2003 – The Spirit Rover launched on a Delta II rocket, beginning NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover mission.
http://marsrover.nasa.gov/mission/launch_e.html

2013 – Apple introduced iOS 7 and Apple OS X Mavericks at their Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. They also gave a sneak peek at the new cylindrical Mac Pro and announced their streaming music service called iTunes Radio.
http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/06/10/apples-packed-wwdc-2013-keynote-now-live

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