Archive for October 25th, 2011

THE IDEAL DESKTOP COMPUTER IN 1984

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‘’THE QUEEN OF 70s POP’’ IS 69 TODAY

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Singer Helen Reddy placed fifteen records in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot
100. Six of those singles made the Top 10 and three reached #1, including her
signature song “I Am Woman”.

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SPACE AGE WATCH DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1960

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Bulova’s  Accutron, the first electronic watch was introduced on
October 25, 1960. More than 4 million were sold until production
ended in 1977.

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Max Hetzel, inventor of the Bulova Accutron watch

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RICHARD BYRD ~ AMERICAN PIONEER

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Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr. [October 25, 1888-March 11, 1957]

Richard Byrd was a naval officer and a pioneering American aviator,
polar explorer, and organizer of polar logistics. In 1926, he flew a triple
prop plane over the north pole, made an early transatlantic flight in 1927,
and mounted the first of five expeditions to Antarctica in 1928. Byrd had
claimed that his expeditions had been the first to reach both the North
and South Poles by air. He was a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the
highest honor for heroism given in the United States.

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Admiral Byrd

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The Ford Tri-Motor used by Richard Byrd on his flight over the South
Pole. It is now on display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn,
Michigan.

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