On This Day in technology and computer history: May 5th

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Some of the major technology and computer events that happened on this day in history: The NIMROD machine is revealed and the release of one of the first 3D First-person shooter.


1951 – The NIMROD machineNimrod Machine

At the Festival of Britain, the NIMROD electronic machine is unveiled to the public. The machine was designed exclusively to play the game NIM developed by Harvard mathematician Charles Bouton to demonstrate the advantages of a binary number.





1992 – Release of Wolfenstein 3DA screenshot of Wolfenstein 3D

On this day in 1992, Wolfenstein 3D is released in the United States. The game is the first First Person Shooter (FPS) to be released for the DOS system. The success of the game will propel it’s developers iD software to international fame.




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