On this day:

1984:The Apple Macintosh computer goes on sale. The “Mac” was the first commercially successful personal computer using a graphical user interface and a mouse.

1857: the University of Calcutta was founded as the first full-fledged university in South Asia.

2004: Opportunity’s Mars landing: Launched in mid-2003, the six-wheeled robotic rover Opportunity landed on Mars this day.

Born on this day:

1862: Edith Wharton: American Writer

Gone on this day:

1965: Winston Churchill: English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate

1989: Ted Bundy, American serial killer

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