Today in computer history: January 25

The 25th day of 2023. There are 340 days left in the year from this day.

Samuel Soule pictureJanuary 25, 1830
193 years ago

Samuel Soule was born, the co-inventor of the first practical typewriter in 1969. Died July 12, 1875 (Age: 45).

CourtJanuary 25, 1947
76 years ago

Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann. file patent #2,455,992 describing one of the first computer games played on a CRT.

Toru Iwatani pictureJanuary 25, 1955
68 years ago

Toru Iwatani was born, Japanese video game designer and creator of the arcade game Pac-Man, the world's most popular arcade game.

Molly Holzschlag pictureJanuary 25, 1963
60 years ago

Molly Holzschlag was born, an American author, lecturer, and advocate for the Open Web.

RobotJanuary 25, 1979
44 years ago

Robert Williams of Michigan became the first human to be killed by a robot.

Cali Lewis pictureJanuary 25, 1981
42 years ago

Cali Lewis was born, an American podcaster and Internet personality.

BankruptJanuary 25, 2001
22 years ago

FASA closes its doors.

VirusJanuary 25, 2003
20 years ago

The SQL Slammer (also known as Sapphire) worm was first released.

GameJanuary 25, 2010
13 years ago

The MMO TERA was first released in South Korea.

ComputerJanuary 25, 2013
10 years ago

At 23:30:26 UTC the largest known prime number containing 17,425,170 digits was discovered by GIMPS.

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