Well it’s Friday the 13th, so it’s gonna be like that. Also it is almost zero degrees in New Jersey.
Well today in 1959, at Cape Canaveral, Florida, the first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile was accomplished. Also in 1903 grandmother Grace Riley Moran was born.
Today in 1982, Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called “Elk Cloner.” Good times!
Today in 1986, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted its first members: Little Richard, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. If you think about it, they probably should have stopped right there. Have a great weekend.
Today in 2004, deep space probe, Stardust, successfully flew past Comet Wild 2, collecting samples that eventually were returned to Earth. No, there were no nude space vampires like in the movie Lifeforce.
December 24th 1955 NORAD tracked Santa for the first time. Have a safe holiday.