Friday, December 09, 2011


1878:Aspiring media tycon Joseph Pulitzer buys the St. Louis Dispatch at an auction for $2,500, merging it several days later with the St. Louis Evening Post.

1854: Alfred, Lord Tennyson publishes his poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade" about the noble yet doomed British cavalry charge at the Battle of Balaklava, which happened only six weeks earlier in the Crimean War.

1968: Computer scientist Doug Engelbart and his team of researchers demonstrate the basics of the personal computer, at Brooks Hall in San Francisco. The computer mouse, videoconferencing, hyperlinks, and text and graphics editing are among the groundbreaking technology introduced at the conference.
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