1927 – The first fully electronic television system was demonstrated by Philo Taylor Farnsworth in San Francisco.
1979 – The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, ESPN, made its debut. It would become one of the main drivers of cable TV adoption and one of the main factors in the switch to Internet television.
1981 – The first large parallel processing computer, ILLIAC IV, ended its nearly decade-long life at the University of Illinois.
2017 – Credit reporting firm Equifax announced that it discovered on July 29th that attackers accessed data for 143 million US customers. The data included addresses, credit card numbers, social security numbers, birth dates and some drivers license numbers.
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