It is always amazing to see how very far technology has come. Here are a few notable events this month in the history of technology.
July 4 – A keyboard was used, for the first time, to input data into a computer on this day in 1956 when MIT released Whirlwind. Until this day, programmers relied on punch cards, dials, and switches to enter commands. http://www.computerhistory.org/tdih/July/4/
July 15 – In 1983, Nintendo releases the Famicom system, short for “Family Computer,” in Japan. This gaming system was slightly modified before being released in North America just over two years later as the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). This would become one of the most influential game systems ever produced, making Nintendo the premier company in the video game industry during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. http://thisdayintechhistory.com/07/15/nintendo-releases-famicom/
July 20 – In 1961, John F. Kennedy declared that this would be the decade that we would put a man on the moon. This day in 1969 marked the completion of that goal. Apollo 11 landed on the moon with Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin. Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon and declared it to be “…one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”. https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/apollo11.html