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Daily Video for June 29 – iPhone Released to the World

TODAY IN HISTORY…

The First iPhone is REleased in the US

On June 29, 2007, after months of waiting, the first iPhones are released for sale in the US.  The revolutionary phone from Apple included touchscreen controls similar to their iPod devices, with the capability of also being a strong telephone and Internet engine.  Running on a computer operating system similar to an Apple computer, these devices ushered in the era of the Smartphones, forever changing how people communicate.

Check out this video of Steve Jobs’ original announcement of the iPhone from January, 2007:

On This Day

TODAY IS APRIL 3, 2020!

APRIL 3, 2020

Today is:


Find a Rainbow Day — Get outside and take a peek, maybe find some gold (or just make your own rainbows)!

National Kids Yoga Day — Help relieve some stress with the little ones.

National Walk to Work Day — Most of us don’t have far to go, but we can always take a few laps around the “office”.

World Party Day — A global celebration for a happier world.  Participate at a safe distance, though!

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

WASHINGTON IRVING (1783-1859) — American short story writes (Rip Van Winkle, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
MARLON BRANDO (1924-2004) — American actor and director (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, On the Waterfront)
GUS GRISSOM (1926-1967) — American Astronaut. One of the original Mercury 7 & second American in space, killed in the Apollo 1 accident.
JANE GOODALL (1934) — English primatologist & anthropoligist. Known or her work with Chimpanzees.
ALEC BALDWIN (1958) — American actor, comedian, & television show host (Beetlejuice, Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock).
EDDIE MURPHY (1961) — American actor & comedian (Saturday Night Live, Beverly Hills Cop, Shrek)
NIGEL FARAGE (1964) — English politician. Leader of the Brexit movement.

 

TODAY IN HISTORY

1860 – The first successful Pony Express run begins, starting at St. Joseph, Missouri and ending in Sacramento, California.
1865 – Union forces capture and occupy Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of America.
1948 – President Harry Truman signs the Marshall Plan, authorizing $5 billion in aid to help rebuild 16 nations (mostly in Western Europe) devastated by World War II.
1968 – Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech in Memphis, Tenn.  He will be assassinated the next day.
2010 – Apple releases its first generation iPad, a landmark tablet computer.