On This Day – July 20th

The first moon landing, virtual reality abandoned and fears of the Y2K bug grow.  All on today’s On This Day from TestHuddle.

 

1969 – The first Moon Landing

Not a overtly technology related event, but a very historic event none the less. At 20:18 (UTC), the lunar module Eagle set down on the moon. Neil Armstrong would be the first man to set foot on the moon some six hours later.

 

1995 – Hasbro drops virtual reality

The CFO of games company Hasbro, John O’Neill, announces that the company has scrapped plans to develop a Virtual Reality game.  The company had spent three years and approximately $59 million on research and development on the product. The company had hoped to retail the product at US$300 but said it realised that it would cost far more than this.

 

 

1999 – Fears of the Y2k bug grow

United States President Bill Clinton signs legislation into law to protect companies against possible lawsuits related to year 2000 (Y2K) computer breakdowns.  There is a growing fear that issues surrounding the expected bug could mean litigation costs could of US$1 trillion if  computer systems fail.

 

 

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