Today in Tech History – – September 14, 2018

1956 – IBM introduced the IBM 350 disk storage unit for the RAMAC 305, the first commercial computer to use magnetic disk storage.

http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/storage/storage_350.html

1959 – After 33.5 hours of flight, Luna 2 became the first human-made object to strike the moon.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/solarsystem/space_missions/luna_2

2000 – Microsoft released Windows ME. The ME stood for Millenium Edition but deserving or not, would eventually become code for a bad or unnecessary OS update.

http://news.cnet.com/2100-1040-245728.html

2001 – The Nintendo GameCube went on sale in Japan. It was the first Nintendo game console that did not use cartridges.

http://cube.gamespy.com/articles/500/500516p1.html

2015 – The Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory, LIGO, detected gravitational waves of two merging black holes. It was the first direct observation of gravitational waves.

http://www.wired.com/2016/02/scientists-spot-the-gravity-waves-that-flex-the-universe/

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