1895 – French patent No. 245,032 was filed for appareil servant à l’obtention et à la vision des épreuves chrono-photographiques, AKA the Cinématographe, a combined motion-picture camera and projector.
1946 – ENIAC (the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator) the first practical, all-electronic computer was unveiled at the University of Pennsylvania’s Moore School of Electronics. The New York Times carried the report the next day.
2001 – Microsoft gave the first public look at their new version of Windows, called Windows XP, formerly codenamed Whistler.
2002 – The first version of Microsoft’s .NET was released as part of Visual Studio.NET.
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