THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
Exciting things that took place on September 4th...
- 1953 - The Yanks become the first team in history to win 5 consecutive championships
- 1956 - The IBM RAMAC 305 is introduced as the first commercial computer that used magnetic disc storage
- 1957 - Ford Motor Company introduced the Edsel
- 1965 - The Beatle's single "Help!" goes #1 and stays #1 for 3 weeks
- 1967 - George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord" single
- 1972 - US swimmer Mark Spitz becomes the first athlete to win 7 gold medals
- 1978 - Jerry Lewis' 13th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $29,074,405
- 1989 - Jerry Lewis' 24th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $42,737,219
- 1994 - Cleveland Browns first team in NFL to score a 2-point conversion
- 1995 - Jerry Lewis' 30th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $47,800,000
- 2014 - TBD!
Some interesting facts from wikipedia.org on the IBM RAMAC 305 computer system:
- "RAMAC" stands for Random Access Method of Accounting and Control
- The system fit in a room measuring 30' x 50'
- The model 350 disc system contained fifty 24" discs and stored about 5MB of data
- The picture shows two of the 350 disc systems
- The RAMAC 305 with a 350 disc system leased for $3,200 per month - roughly a $160,000 purchase price
- The first RAMAC 305 used in the auto industry was for Chrysler's MOPAR division inventory records
Date source: historyorb.com
Facts and image source: wikipedia.org
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