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IBM ComputerExciting 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 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

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