1925 – Charles Jenkins publicly demonstrated synchronized transmission of silhouette pictures and sound, becoming the first person to demonstrate TV in the US.
1941 – John Mauchly visited John Atanasoff to see his computer. The two computer pioneers later battled in court over who was the legal inventor of the electronic digital computer.
1944 – Germany launched the first guided missile attack in history, sending V-1 rockets into London.
1983 – Pioneer 10 became the first human-made object to pass outside Pluto’s orbit and leave the central solar system.
2016 – At the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Apple announced it was changing the name of OS X to macOS starting with the next version of the operating system, macOS Sierra.
2016 – Microsoft announced the Xbox One S, a white slimmed down version of the Xbox One, capable of 4K video and Project Scorpio, a beefed up Xbox capable of 4K gameplay.
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