Category Archives: Anniversary

Major anniversaries of world-wide interest, and celebrated globally.

MS-DOS Turns 30

During its life, MS-DOS would go through eight versions

MS-DOS

Today MS-DOS is 30 years old. Thirty years ago, on July 27, 1981, Microsoft gave the name MS-DOS to the disk operating system it bought from Seattle Computer Products, a hardware company owned by Rod Brock.

IBM’s 100 Icons of Progress

100 IBM innovations that helped shape the last century

IBM’s 100 Icons of Progress

US technology pioneer and world’s 14th most valuable technology company IBM marked its 100th anniversary on June 16, 2011. In their dedicated ‘IBM Turns 100’ website they have posted ‘100 Icons of Progress’ about the 100 IBM innovations that helped shape the last century.

IBM Turns 100

US technology pioneer IBM turns 100 on June 16, 2011

IBM Turns 100

US technology pioneer and world’s 14th most valuable technology company IBM celebrated its 100th birthday on June 16, 2011. IBM was founded as the Computing Tabulating Recording Corporation on June 16, 1911 and was renamed International Business Machines Corp. in 1924.

Rabindranath Tagore, the Artist

Once criticised, artist Tagore is now an aesthetic icon

Self Portrait of Tagore

As the nation celebrates the 150th birth anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), the focus of the official celebrations in India and Bangladesh, is on the poet’s art and philosophy, the lesser known aspects of Tagore.

Rabindranath Tagore by Satyajit Ray

India celebrates the 150th anniversary of Tagore on May 9

Rabindranath Tagore

In 1961 Satyajit Ray, the world renowned Indian filmmaker, made a documentary on Rabindranath Tagore, on the occasion of the poet’s birth centennial, a tribute to the person who probably influenced Ray most. I bring to you that famous documentary in this weekend’s video blog post.

Google’s Latest Doodle Celebrates Charlie Chaplin

Google doodles a video honouring silent film era legend Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

Today is the 122nd birth anniversary of the silent film legend, Charlie Chaplin. He was born on 16 April 1889 in London. He began his career in the entertainment industry as a child actor on the vaudeville stage. He went to Hollywood in 1914 and began acting in silent comedies for Mack Sennett.

First Man in Space Yury Gagarin

Today we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's journey into outer space!

Yury Gagarin

Fifty years ago, on April 12, 1961, former Soviet fighter pilot Yury Alekseyevich Gagarin (March 9, 1934 – March 27, 1968) became the first man in outer space when his five ton radio controlled Vostok 1 spaceship blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the desert steppes of Kazakhstan and orbited the Earth once for 108 minutes at 18,000 miles per hour at an altitude of 302 kilometers.