Happy Birthday Chad Hurley, the first robot related fatality and Apple introduce the iBook. All on today’s On This Day from TestHuddle.
1977 – The birth of one of the men who gave us Youtube
Chad Hurley co-founder of YouTube was born on this day in 1977. Charlie worked in Paypal (where one of his roles involved designing the original Paypal logo) before developing YouTube with fellow Paypal colleagues s Steve Chen and Jawed Karim. In October 2006, he and Steve Chen sold YouTube for $1.65 billion to Google.
Coincidently also on this day in 2009, Microsoft announced that it will close Soapbox: a YouTube rival.
1984 – The first robot related fatality
In Jackson, Michigan, a factory robot crushes a worker against a safety bar in the first ever robot-related death in the United States. The accident happened at about 1 p.m at the Diecast Corp plant when the worker entered a restricted area behind where the robot arm was working.
1999 – Apple introduces the iBook
on July 21st 1999, Apple launched the iBook laptop, the first mainstream laptop designed and sold with built-in wireless networking. The laptop boasted a 12.1-inch screen, a 300-megahertz PowerPC G3 processor, a built-in CD-ROM, a 3.2-gigabyte hard drive, and a 56K modem. The laptop would retail at $1,599.
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