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.
Today in 1972, the last manned lunar flight, Apollo 17, crewed by Eugene Cernan, Ron Evans and Harrison Schmitt, returned to Earth.
Today in 1953 Chuck Yeager reaches Mach 2.43 in Bell X-1A rocket plane. Take flight and have a good weekend.