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It's hard to believe that Microsoft is already 28 years old. The company that made Redmond, Washington a household name was actually founded in another city, in 1975, by two young men from Seattle, one of whom was a college dropout. From th...
 
    Vladimir Kramnik, Russian Chess Player  
Vladimir Borisovich Kramnik is a Russian chess Grandmaster. He was the Classical World Chess Champion from 2000 to 2006, and the undisputed World Chess Champion from 2006 to 2007. He has won three team gold medals and three individual medal...
 
    Veselin Topalov, Bulgarian Chess Player  
Veselin Aleksandrov Topalov is a Bulgarian chess grandmaster and former FIDE World Chess Champion. Topalov became FIDE World Chess Champion by winning the FIDE World Chess Championship 2005. He lost his title in the World Chess Champions...
 
    Apple History  
The Apple I was Steven Wozniak's first contribution to the personal computer field. It was designed over a period of years, and was only built in printed circuit-board form when Steve Jobs insisted it could be sold. It debuted in April 1976...
 
    Voyager Golden Record, Launched in 1977  
The Voyager Golden Records are two phonograph records that were included aboard both Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977. The records contain sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth, and are intended...
 
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy  
Join Douglas Adams's hapless hero Arthur Dent as he travels the galaxy with his intrepid pal Ford Prefect, getting into horrible messes and generally wreaking hilarious havoc. Dent is grabbed from Earth moments before a cosmic construction...
 
    Pritzker Architecture Prize  
The Pritzker Architecture Prize is awarded annually to honour "a living architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions t...
 
    Three Mile Island Accident, Nuclear Meltdown  
The Three Mile Island accident was a partial nuclear meltdown that occurred on March 28, 1979 in one of the two Three Mile Island nuclear reactors in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States. It was the worst accident in U.S. commercial...
 
    Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Uzbekistani Chess Player  
Rustam Kasimdzhanov is an Uzbekistani chess Grandmaster and former FIDE World Champion (2004-05). He was Asian Individual Champion in 1998. Long-time second to Viswanathan Anand - helping him in the 2008, 2010 and 2012 World Champions...
 
    The Shining, Kubrick  
Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is less an adaptation of Stephen King's bestselling horror novel than a complete reimagining of it from the inside out. In King's book, the Overlook Hotel is a haunted place that takes possession of its off-sea...
 
    Falklands Islands War, Argentina  
The Argentine Invasion of the Falkland Islands on 2nd April 1982 necessitated Britain's first major naval operation since Suez. Eventually over a hundred ships were employed, of which only 44 were warships, 25 Royal Fleet Auxiliaries and 45...
 
    Kim Jong-un, Leader of North Korea  
Kim Jong-un is the Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and supreme leader of North Korea. Kim is the second child of Kim Jong-il (19412011) and Ko Yong-hui. Before taking power, Kim was rarely seen in public, and many of the acti...
 
    Ruslan Ponomariov, Ukrainian Chess Player  
Ruslan Olegovich Ponomariov is a Ukrainian chess player and FIDE World Chess Champion between 2002 and 2004. He was runner-up in the Chess World Cup 2005 and Chess World Cup 2009, while reaching the semi-finals in 2011 and the quarterfin...
 
    TED, Ideas Worth Spreading  
TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with the...
 
    Mark Zuckerberg, Founder Facebook  
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known for co-creating the social networking site Facebook, of which he is chief executive and president. It was co-founded as a private company...
 
       
 
         
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