Today in Tech History – – May 1, 2018

1884 – Construction began in Chicago on the Home Insurance Building, generally acknowledged as the first steel-frame high-rise skyscraper.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1997-02-20/news/9702200217_1_skyscraper-american-skyline-office-building

1959 – Shortly after construction had begun, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland was officially named in honor of the pioneering rocket scientist.

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/about/dr_goddard.html

1964 – Thomas Kurtz and John Kemeny of Dartmouth College, launched a time-sharing system using a language meant to be learned quickly, called BASIC.

http://cis-alumni.org/BASIC.html

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