1939 â Madison Square Garden Nazi rally: The largest ever pro-Nazi rally in United States history is convened in Madison Square Garden, New York City, with 20,000 members and sympathizers of the German American Bund present.
1978 â The first computer bulletin board system is created (CBBS in Chicago).
I remember dialing up KBBS back in the early 90s...
Pinning Hopes on Computer Bulletin Boards : People are starting home businesses by offering services that help hi-tech aficionados reach the information superhighway.
BY MICHAEL BROADHURSTAUG. 2, 1994 12 AM PT
Thousands of Southern Californians have discovered a route to the information superhighway through a spare bedroom in Greg Goodenâs Van Nuys home.
As many as 60 people convene there at once. Some socialize or play games, others use a library, some pick up their mail. Most stay for hours and many linger far past midnight.
Gooden doesnât actually see these people. Instead that visitor traffic communicates over computers and through his own local computer bulletin board company called The Annex. âYou can get almost any kind of information you need straight through your computer,â Gooden said. âItâs like going to the library without leaving the house.â
2003 â Protests against the Iraq war take place in over 600 cities worldwide. It is estimated that between eight million and 30 million people participate, making this the largest peace demonstration in history.