Software and Corporation that change the computer world

In 1975, in Seattle, WA, USA, two Americans, William Henry "Bill" Gates III, age 19, and Paul Gardner Allen, age 22, developed a program for the Altair 8800 personal computer to understand software written in the BASIC computer language. Continue reading

Fuel Cells for Cars Invented in Canada

Ballard Power Systems of Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada, invented a fuel cell that was practical and was used in the manufacture of a fuel cell car made by Daimler Chrysler. Continue reading

Businessman worth US$100 billion

William Henry "Bill" Gates III, chairman and co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation, (a software development company) in Redmond, WA, USA, worth slightly more than US$100 billion in April 1999, according to the international business magazine Forbes Global. Continue reading

National Weather Service Map

Joseph Henry, the first director of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, USA, founded the national weather service in 1848. Continue reading

Inauguration of International Airmail Service

International airmail service was inaugurated on March 3, 1919, between Seattle, WA, USA, and Victoria, BC, Canada Continue reading

Supersonic Concorde Jet Crossed The Atlantic

Two Concorde supersonic jets flew across the Atlantic Ocean on May 24, 1976 from both Paris, France and London, England arriving at Dulles International Airport, Washington, DC, USA. Continue reading

Boeing 747 Double-Decker Jet in Operation

Boeing Company of Seattle, WA, USA introduced the jumbo jet, Boeing 747 in 1970. Continue reading

First Military Radar Experiment

The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC, USA conducted the first military radar experiment in 1922 Continue reading

First National Geographic Issue with Holographic Cover

The National Geographic magazine published a hologram on the March 1984 edition cover Continue reading

Invention of the Monotype Typesetter

Tolbert Lanston of Washington, DC, USA invented and patented the monotype individual letter typesetter Continue reading