History

How did Linux start?

Sep 1st, 2008 | By

Linux is the general term of the family of Unix-like computer working systems that use the Linux kernel. Linux operating system has an eventful history, but it was in 1990 while Linus Torvalds made a breakthrough in this field. Linus was trying to upgrade the OS system but the creator of OS, Andy Tanenbaum was
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Why do we celebrate Memorial Day?

Aug 24th, 2008 | By

Memorial Day is celebrated for remembering all those soldiers who had given their lives in war, battles and even in peace to maintain our freedom, peace and liberty. Those who have sacrificed their lives for us deserved to be remembered by us so that we can admire their courage and bravery. The specific day for
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How did Hawaii get its name?

Aug 21st, 2008 | By

Hawaii was the last state to become part of the United States of America and was declared the 50th state on 21st August 1959. Hawaii is a chain of islands and got its name from the inhabitants. The local inhabitants used to call their home by name that sounded a lot like the current name
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Who invented Electric Guitar?

Aug 20th, 2008 | By

The first successful guitar that was electrically amplified was developed by George Delmetia Beauchamp in the year 1931 along with Paul Barth and Adolph Rickenbacker. Beauchamp had also invented other musical instruments and was one of the founders of National Stringed Instrument Corporation and Rickenbacker guitars. Born in Texas, in his earlier years he played
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Who invented Glow Stick?

Aug 18th, 2008 | By

Glow sticks are plastic tubes containing chemical substances that are isolated and that produce light due to a chemical reaction. There are several patents for glow sticks and the earliest ones dates back to June 1965 which lists Eugene Daniel Guth and Bernard Dubrow as inventors of glow stick. However the chemical substance that induces
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Who invented Doppler radar?

Aug 16th, 2008 | By

Christian Andreas Doppler an Austrian physicist and mathematician had proposed the Doppler Effect in 1842. The Doppler Effect is a vital part of the Doppler radar system and thus the system was named after him. Doppler was born in Salzburg in Austria and studied mathematics and astronomy in Salzburg and Vienna at the age of
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Why did civil war happen?

Aug 14th, 2008 | By

King Charles I became the ruler of England and after one year nearly in 1625 he started declaring that he is the man of god and he should have all the powers to rule the country because of divine right. He also said that he did not feel the need of parliament. Here the dispute
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Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving?

Aug 12th, 2008 | By

People in America celebrate Thanksgiving Day on the fourth Thursday of November. This day is taken as a legal holiday. People spend wonderful time with their family and friends and have the holiday feast. But in Canada thanksgiving is celebrated because of harvest in October As harvest comes earlier in Canada. So this day is
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Who invented Ferrari?

Aug 10th, 2008 | By

The name Ferrari is associated with the world famous racing car under the same name. Enzo Ferrari of Italy, born in Modena, was the founder and creator of the first Ferrari car in 1929. Enzo Ferrari worked for Alfa Romeo and headed the motor racing department there. He then left Alfa Romeo in 1939 and
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Who invented Hot Dog?

Aug 2nd, 2008 | By

Hot dogs are also known as frankfurters because it is believed that they were invented in Frankfurt-am-Main, in Germany approximately in 1484. There are also claims that Johann Georghehner who was a butcher in Coburg, Germany invented hot dogs in 1600. A hot dog is a soft sausage, made from pork, beef or other meat
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