Archive for August 12th, 2014

ACTING LEGEND IS DEAD AT 89

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Lauren Bacall (Betty Joan Perske) (September 16, 1924 – August 12, 2014)

The actress, who rose to fame in the 1940s opposite her husband Humphrey
Bogart, reportedly suffered a stroke in New York City.

 

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COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE LAUNCHED

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NASA’S Echo 1, nicknamed a “Satelloon”, is seen here inflated in a Navy
hanger

The balloon satellite Echo One was launched by NASA from Cape Canaveral, FL.
on August 12, 1960. The project was the first passive communications satellite experiment. It functioned as a reflector, not a transceiver, so that after it was
placed in a low Earth orbit, a signal would be sent to it, reflected or bounced
off its surface, and then returned to Earth.

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1929

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Alvis Edgar Owens, Jr. (August 12, 1929 – March 25, 2006)

Owens was a country singer with the group the Buckaroos, known for
pioneering the Bakersfield Sound. He was also the co-host of a radio
show called Buck and Britt. He released ten #1 country albums from
1963 to 1968.

 

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THE IBM PC DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1981

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The IBM Personal Computer, model number 5150, was created by a
team of engineers and designers under the direction of Don Estridge
of the IBM Entry Systems Division in Boca Raton, Florida. The initial
price of the first PC was $1,565, about the cost of a decent used car
in those days.

Because the IBM PC was meant to be sold to the general public but
IBM didn’t have any retail stores, they were sold through catalogue
retailer Sears & Roebuck.    

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