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February 6, 1959

On February 6, 1959, Jack St. Clair Kilby of Texas Instruments filed the first patent for an integrated circuit, thereby setting the world on the path of electronic realization, making computers and the other wonders of the 21st Century possible. … Continue reading

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May 11, 1997

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1997 Garry Kasparov, world chess champion, lost his first ever multi-game match. He lost to IBM’s chess computer Deep Blue and it was the first time a computer had beaten a world-champion human player. … Continue reading

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October 7, 2003

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in California governor Gray Davis was recalled and former bodybuilder and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected in his place to finish his term. Arnold was also re-elected for a second term. All women named Sarah … Continue reading

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September 21, 1981

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1981 – Sandra Day O’Conner became the 1st female Supreme Court Justice. The rest of the judges said, sure, why not, we’ve already allowed a black man on the team, how much more damage … Continue reading

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September 9, 1945

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1945 the 1st “bug” in a computer program was discovered by Grace Hopper. A moth was removed with tweezers from a relay and taped into the log book. SkyNets first incarnation was eradicated before … Continue reading

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July 22, 1962

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY in 1962, NASA officially announced that the Mariner 1 spacecraft flew erratically several minutes after launch and had to be destroyed. Unofficially, Simon Beauchamp, one of the systems analysts that was on duty was later … Continue reading

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