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Posted: Jan 19, 2022 - 5:30am

1986 – The first IBM PC computer virus is released into the wild. A boot sector virus dubbed (c)Brain, it was created by the Farooq Alvi Brothers in Lahore, Pakistan, reportedly to deter unauthorized copying of the software they had written.
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Posted: Jan 19, 2022 - 5:30am

1983 – The Apple Lisa, the first commercial personal computer from Apple Inc. to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse, is announced.
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Posted: Jan 14, 2022 - 7:18am

1973 – Elvis Presley's concert Aloha from Hawaii is broadcast live via satellite, and sets the record as the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer in television history.
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Posted: Jan 14, 2022 - 7:17am

1967 – Counterculture of the 1960s: The Human Be-In takes place in San Francisco, California's Golden Gate Park, launching the Summer of Love.
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Posted: Jan 13, 2022 - 5:11am

1968 – Johnny Cash performs at Folsom State Prison.
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Posted: Jan 13, 2022 - 5:09am

1910 – The first public radio broadcast takes place; a live performance of the operas Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci is sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
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Posted: Jan 11, 2022 - 7:27am

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1973 – Major League Baseball owners vote in approval of the American League adopting the designated hitter position.



I assume the DH is going universal this year. If there's even a year. All records are moot. Glad I got to see some NL games in my lifetime.
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Posted: Jan 11, 2022 - 7:15am

1973 – Major League Baseball owners vote in approval of the American League adopting the designated hitter position.
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630 – Conquest of Mecca: The prophet Muhammad and his followers conquer the city, Quraysh surrender.
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Posted: Jan 10, 2022 - 5:40am

1927 – Fritz Lang's futuristic film Metropolis is released in Germany.
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Posted: Jan 9, 2022 - 6:58am

2007 – Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the original iPhone at a Macworld keynote in San Francisco.
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Posted: Jan 9, 2022 - 6:57am

1992 – The first discoveries of extrasolar planets are announced by astronomers Aleksander Wolszczan and Dale Frail. They discovered two planets orbiting the pulsar PSR 1257+12.
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Posted: Jan 8, 2022 - 5:52am

1964 – President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a "War on Poverty" in the United States.
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Posted: Jan 5, 2022 - 6:31am

1919 – The German Workers' Party, which would become the Nazi Party, is founded in Munich.
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Posted: Jan 3, 2022 - 6:13am

1977 – Apple Computer is incorporated.
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Posted: Jan 2, 2022 - 8:23am

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Some speculation 
The lease required a down payment of £100, an annual rent of £45, and a term of 9000 years (not a typo). Such lengthy leases were relatively common back then: “At the time in Ireland, there was a lot of instability to do with land tenure,” explains Fergus Brady, Archives Manager at Guinness. Centuries earlier, the British had begun confiscating land from native Irish in an effort to build plantations, and extra-long leases were a means of avoiding this fate. As Brady explains, “You see these really long leases: 99-year or 999-year leases. It seemed to be a legal custom at the time that they used the number nine.”
 
We had a 99 year lease on the land for our house in Newport Beach (Corona del Mar actually) back in the 60's.  We owned the house but the good ole Irvine Ranch Company retained ownership of the land.  It was to protect the ownership of the house and keep it salable in the future.  Going forward, the land was eventually sold or turned over to the homeowners and the IRC was no longer involved.  Not only did we have the lease but we also formally homesteaded the house for even further protection from having the land sold out from under us.
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Posted: Jan 2, 2022 - 7:54am

1974 – United States President Richard Nixon signs a bill lowering the maximum U.S. speed limit to 55 MPH in order to conserve gasoline during an OPEC embargo.
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Posted: Dec 31, 2021 - 9:43am

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I'm curious about how they arrived at 9,000 years.


Some speculation 
The lease required a down payment of £100, an annual rent of £45, and a term of 9000 years (not a typo). Such lengthy leases were relatively common back then: “At the time in Ireland, there was a lot of instability to do with land tenure,” explains Fergus Brady, Archives Manager at Guinness. Centuries earlier, the British had begun confiscating land from native Irish in an effort to build plantations, and extra-long leases were a means of avoiding this fate. As Brady explains, “You see these really long leases: 99-year or 999-year leases. It seemed to be a legal custom at the time that they used the number nine.”
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Posted: Dec 31, 2021 - 9:20am

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Yes, but they bought out the lease years ago.  


I'm curious about how they arrived at 9,000 years.
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Posted: Dec 31, 2021 - 9:14am

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1759 – Arthur Guinness signs a 9,000 year lease at £45 per annum and starts brewing Guinness.



Yes, but they bought out the lease years ago.  
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