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IBM's "Deep Blue" defeats world chess champion, Garry Kasparov...

Item #693650

May 12, 1997


* AI takes a giant leap forward

* IBM's supercomputer "Deep Blue" defeats Garry Kasparov

* First computer victory in match vs. a world chess champion

The front-page has the historic reporting of the 1st time a computer defeated a world chess champion in chess: "It's Kasparov Who's Blue After Defeat" with subheading: "Worl... See More  

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Apple Computer Inc. goes public in 1980...

Item #691393

December 12, 1980

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 12, 1980

* Apple Computer Inc. goes public (day of)

* New York Stock Market Exchange (NYSE)

Section D, page 6 has a two column heading: "A State Bars Apple Stock" (see) Apple Inc. would go public on this day in the New York Stock Market.  I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no reason to save it at the time. Great to ha... See More  

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1977 George Lucas' "Star Wars" advertisement......

Item #690154

December 23, 1977

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Friday, Dec. 23, 1977

* George Lucas' amazingly successful, original Star Wars

* Epic space-opera movie - film - pop-culture phenomenon

* Extremely rare Christmas holiday season advertisement

Inside the "View" section is a full page advertisement for George Lucas' "Star Wars" for the Christmas holiday season the same year this movie made it&#... See More  

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Cryotrons invented... smaller computers ?....

Item #685174

February 06, 1957

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 6, 1957

* Invention of the Cryotron - Dudley Allen Buck

* Superconductivity - magnetic fields

* Bill Haley & His Comets touch down in London

Near the bottom of the front page is a three column photo with heading: "Cryotrons May Lead to Computers Cubic Foot in Size" (see) 1st report coverage on the invention of Cryotrons by Dudley Allen Buck at the... See More  

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Microsoft reveals "WINDOWS" to the world...

Item #678586

November 11, 1983

LOS ANGELES TIMES, November 11, 1983

* Microsoft reveals "WINDOWS" to the world

* View multiple programs simultaneously

* Historic in the world of personal computers

The front page of the Business Section has the historic unveiling of Microsoft's new "WINDOWS" operating system: "Microsoft Joins 'Multiprogram' Product Field", which is continued... See More  

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1985 Microsoft Excel (1st version) advertisement...

Item #675650

November 25, 1985

USA TODAY, Nov. 25, 1985

* Microsoft Excel (first version) advertisement

* For Macintosh computers

Within section B is a nice double-page advertisement for the first version of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. A very early and rare ad as there was no reason to keep this issue as there was no historic event that happened on this date. (see)

Complete with all sections (40 pages), nice condi... See More  

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Harvard Mark I computer introduced....

Item #675360

August 08, 1944

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 8, 1944

* Harvard Mark I introduced for 1st time

* 1st universal calculator - IBM digital computer

* Howard H. Aiken - pioneer in computing

Page 16 has an editorial with small heading: "Aiken's Calculator" (see) Coverage on the introduction of the 1st large scale automatic digital computer at Harvard University.

Complete with all 30 pages, rag edit... See More  

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From the beginning years of the computer era...

Item #664336

January 08, 1954

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 8, 1954 

* Early IBM computer invention

Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading:  "Russian Is Turned Into English By a Fast Electronic Translator" First report coverage continues on page 5 with related photo and example of the typed card. An interesting article hearkening to the very beginning of the computer era.

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Early computer invention ENIAC...

Item #597779

December 14, 1947

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 14, 1947

* Eniac 1 invention (early computer)

* 1st electronic computer

* Aberdeen Proving Ground

This 100+ page Sunday newspaper has one column headlines on page 49: "MECHANICAL 'BRAIN' HAS ITS TROUBLES" "Automatic Computers Go Awry at Times, but Eniac, Fastest, Outspeeds Man 5,000 to One"

See photos for text here. Other news, s... See More  

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Early beginnings of IBM?...

Item #592132

January 26, 1889

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York January 26, 1889

* IBM in it's infancy ? 

* Pre computers

See the photo below for the listing of a patent issued for "Statistics, apparatus for compiling" to H. Hollerith, and two other patent numbers to H. Hollerith for "Statistics, compiling". This company by H. Hollerith would go on to become IBM ! Here is a terrific, incon... See More  

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Early computer invention ENIAC...

Item #590097

December 13, 1947

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 13, 1947

* Eniac 1 invention (early computer)

* 1st electronic computer

* Aberdeen Proving Ground

This 32 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 16: "'BRAIN' SPEEDED UP FOR WAR PROBLEMS" and "Electronic Computer Will Aid in Clearing Large Backlog in Weapon Research". See photos for text.

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John Von Neumann's (mathematician) death....

Item #577479

February 09, 1957

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, February 9, 1957

* John Von Neumann death

* Famous mathematician

* Father of the computer (1 of them)

This 34 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "VON NEUMANN SCIENTIST, IS DEAD, AGED 53", "Famed Mathematician, AEC Member, Once Einstein Associate", which is a 1st report on the death of John Von Neumann. Nice t... See More  

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Ham the Chimp... 1st into space...

Item #571981

January 31, 1961

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, January 31, 1961 

* Ham the Chimp 

* 1st into space 

* Mercury-Redstone 2 space flight

This 8 page newspaper has a one column headline on the front page: "Space Ride For Chimp Is Delayed"

Tells of the very 1st hominid to be launched into outer space.

Other news of the day throughout. Minor spine wear, othe... See More  

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Ranger 4 spacecraft...

Item #561433

April 24, 1962

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, April 24, 1962

* Ranger 4 spacecraft

* 1st U.S. satellite to hit the moon

* Takeoff 1st report

This 12 page newspaper has a one column headline on the front page: "U. S. Ranger On Its Way To the Moon". Tells of the very first United States satellite to reach the moon.

Other news of the day. Minor spine wear, otherwise in good condit... See More  

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