Archive for July 3rd, 2013

INTERNET PIONEER HAS DIED AT 88

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First computer mouse

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     Douglas Carl Engelbart (January 30, 1925 – July 2, 2013) 

Engelbart was the director of Stanford Research Institute’s Augmentation
Research Center in San Francisco. He is best known for his work on the
challenges of human/computer interaction, resulting in the invention of
the computer mouse in 1968.

Douglas Engelbart was born in Portland, Oregon and graduated from
Franklin High School in 1942. He then attended and graduated from
Oregon State College at Corvallis. Engelbart died late Tuesday in
San Francisco. The cause of his death wasn’t announced.

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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Thomas Cruise Mapother IV is 51 today

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NUMBER-TWO ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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When "So Rare" by The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra peaked  at #2
in Billboard magazine, it became the highest charting song by a
Big Band during the first decade of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era. The
record stayed on the chart for 26 weeks. Sadly, Dorsey himself
would not live to see that success, as he had passed away on
June 12th due to lung cancer at the age of 53.

Jimmy Dorsey is considered to be one of the most important and
influential alto saxophone players of the Big Band and Swing era. 

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MICHAEL COLE IS 68 YEARS OLD TODAY

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The career of actor Michael Cole includes the leading role as Pete
Cochran on the ABC television crime drama The Mod Squad, which
ran from 1968 to 1973.

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