Today in Tech History – – October 25, 2018

1955 – Tappan introduced the first microwave oven for home use. It sold for $1,295. Raytheon developed the Radarrange after engineer Percy LeBaron Spencer was working on an active radar set and accidentally melted a candy bar in his pocket.

https://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4399387/1st-domestic-microwave-is-sold–October-25–1955

1977 – VAX/VMS was born. At a shareholder meeting, DEC, the Digital Equipment Corporation, released VMS v1.0 the first version of what we later would call OpenVMS, along with the VAX 11/780 architecture which increased the PDP-11 address space.

http://h41379.www4.hpe.com/openvms/30th/t_past_text.html

2001 – Microsoft Windows XP hit retail shelves for the first time.

http://edition.cnn.com/2001/TECH/ptech/10/25/xp.london.launch/

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