This day in computer history

May 1 - The 122th day of 2016. It's a leap year and there are 244 days left in the year.

Bashir Rameyev pictureMay 1, 1918
98 years ago

Bashir Rameyev is born.


Evelyn Granville pictureMay 1, 1924
92 years ago

Evelyn Granville is born.


ComputerMay 1, 1964
52 years ago

John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz at Dartmouth College introduce the original BASIC programming language.


ComputerMay 1, 1978
38 years ago

The first spam e-mail was sent by Gary Thuerk, an employee at Digital who was advertising the new DECSYSTEM on ARPAnet.


VirusMay 1, 2002
14 years ago

David Smith aka Kwyjibo is convicted for the Melissa Virus.



Related pages: Advertising, AKA, ARPANET, BASIC, Digital, E-mail, Melissa virus, Programming, Spam, Virus, Who

 


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