Tuesday, March 8, 2011

PC DOS version 2.0 released

IBM releases PC DOS version 2.0 on March 8, 1983.


Retro History for March 8 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 "Heidi Chronicles" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 621 performances
1989 Roger Kingdom runs indoor world record 60m hurdles (7.37 seconds)
1987 17th Easter Seal Telethon raises $35,184,425
1987 David Hookes (306*) Wayne Phillips make 462 stand for South Australia
1987 FBI apprehends most wanted Claude L Dallas, Jr. in California
1987 Jane Geddes wins LPGA GNA/Glendale Federal Golf Classic
1987 Nelli Cooman becomes world champion 60m indoor
1986 4 French TV crew members are abducted in Beirut Lebanon
1986 Japanese probe Suisei passes Halley's Comet at 109,800 km
1986 Martina Navratilova is 1st tennis player to earn $10 million
1985 Ice Dance Championship at Tokyo won by Bestemianova and Bukin (URS)
1983 House Foreign Affairs Committee endorses nuclear weapons freeze with U.S.S.R.
1983 IBM releases PC DOS version 2.0
1983 President Reagan calls the U.S.S.R. an "Evil Empire"
1981 "Shakespeare's Cabaret" closes at Bijou Theater New York City after 54 performances
1981 Dennis Lillee ct by Qld 12th man Dennis Lillie in Shield game
1981 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Arizona Copper Golf Classic
1980 Greg Chappell 235 and Yallop 172, for 217 stand at Faisalabad
1980 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 1st extraterrestrial volcano discovered on Io, a satellite of Jupiter
1979 5th People's Choice Awards
1979 China withdraws invasion troops from Vietnam
1979 Shuttle Columbia (OV-102) transported 38 miles overland from Palmdale
1977 Henry L. Marsh III elected mayor of Richmond
1977 Princess Anne announces she's expecting her 1st child (Peter)
1976 1,774 kg (largest observed) stony meteorite falls in Jilin, China
1975 Royal Canadian Mint announces branch opening in Winnipeg Manitoba
1974 Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris
1973 Eisenhower Tunnel, world's highest/U.S. longest, opens
1973 Paul and Linda McCartney are fined 100 pounds for growing cannabis
1973 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1972 1st airship flown over Britain in 20 years (Europa)
1972 1st flight of the Goodyear blimp
1971 Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali in 15, retains heavyweight boxing title
1971 Milwaukee Bucks win their 20th straight NBA game (team record)
1971 Radio Hanoi broadcasts Jimi Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner"
1970 WTCI TV channel 45 in Chattanooga, Tennessee (PBS) begins broadcasting

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Marriage of 12 year old Marcella Rosciglione in Palermo
1968 6 year old Tommy Moore scores hole-in-one in golf (Hagerstown, Maryland)
1968 Fillmore East opens
1968 Students demonstrate in Warsaw
1967 New Orleans Saints begin selling season tickets (20,000 sold 1st day)
1966 "Golden Boy" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 569 performances
1966 An IRA bomb destroyed Nelson's Column in Dublin
1966 Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame
1965 1st U.S. combat forces arrive in Vietnam (3,500 Marines)
1964 Malcolm X leaves Black Muslim Movement
1963 Syrian Arab Rep Revolution Day - Military coup in Syria
1962 Beatles, with Pete Best, TV debut (perform "Dream Baby" on BBC)
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1961 Jean Kerr's "Mary, Mary," premieres in New York City
1961 U.S. nuclear submarine Patrick Henry arrives at Scottish naval base of Holy Loch from South Carolina in a record underseas journey of 66 days 22 hours
1960 "Greenwillow" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 95 performances

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Groucho, Chico and Harpo's final TV appearance together
1959 KUAT TV channel 6 in Tucson, Arizona (PBS) begins broadcasting
1959 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
1959 Pro-Egyptian coup fails in Mosul Iraq
1958 Silky Sullivan comes from 40 lengths back to win by 3 at Santa Anita
1958 William Faulkner says U.S. school degenerated to become babysitters
1957 1st performance of David Diamond's 6th Symphony in Boston
1957 Israeli troops leave Egypt; Suez Canal re-opened for minor ships
1957 U.S.S.R. performs atmospheric nuclear test
1953 "Two's Company" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 90 performances
1953 Census indicates 239,000 farmers gave up farming in last 2 years
1953 KSWO TV channel 7 in Lawton, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 Patty Berg wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
1953 WFMJ TV channel 21 in Youngstown, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
1952 Antoine Pinay forms French government
1952 Ronald Reagan marries Nancy Davis
1951 International Table Tennis Federation bans Egypt (for refusing to play Israel)
1950 1st woman medical officer assigned to naval vessel (BR Walters)
1950 Marshall Voroshilov of U.S.S.R. announces they developed atomic bomb

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