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|1260||At the Battle of Montaperto in Italy, the Tuscan Ghibellines, who support the emperor, defeat the Florentine Guelfs, who support papal power.|
|1479||After four years of war, Spain agrees to allow a Portuguese monopoly of trade along Africa’s west coast and Portugal acknowledges Spain’s rights in the Canary Islands.|
|1781||Los Angeles, first an Indian village called Yangma, is founded by Spanish decree.|
|1787||Louis XVI of France recalls parliament.|
|1790||Jacques Necker is forced to resign as finance minister in France.|
|1804||USS Intrepid explodes while entering Tripoli harbor on a mission to destroy the enemy fleet there during the First Barbary War.|
|1820||Czar Alexander declares that Russian influence in North America extends as far south as Oregon and closes Alaskan waters to foreigners.|
|1862||Robert E. Lee‘s Confederate army invades Maryland, starting the Antietam Campaign.|
|1870||A republic is proclaimed in Paris and a government of national defense is formed.|
|1881||The Edison electric lighting system goes into operation as a generator serving 85 paying customers is switched on.|
|1886||Elusive Apache leader Geronimo surrenders to General Nelson A. Miles at Skeleton Canyon, Ariz.|
|1893||Beatrix Potter sends a note to her governess’ son with the first drawing of Peter Rabbit, Cottontail and others. The Tale of Petter Rabbit is published eight years later.|
|1915||The U.S. military places Haiti under martial law to quell a rebellion in its capital Port-au-Prince.|
|1941||The German submarine U-652 fires at the U.S. destroyer Greer off Iceland, beginning an undeclared shooting war.|
|1942||Soviet planes bomb Budapest in the war’s first air raid on the Hungarian capital.|
|1943||Allied troops capture Lae-Salamaua, in New Guinea.|
|1944||British troops liberate Antwerp, Belgium.|
|1945||The American flag is raised on Wake Island after surrender ceremonies there.|
|1951||The first transcontinental television broadcast in America is carried by 94 stations.|
|1957||Arkansas governor Orval Faubus calls out the National Guard to bar African-American students from entering a Little Rock high school.|
|1967||Operation Swift begins as US Marines engage North Vietnamese Army troops in Que Son Valley.|
|1972||Mark Spitz becomes the first Olympic competitor to win 7 medals during a single Olympics Games.|
|1975||The Sinai II Agreement between Egypt and Israel pledges that conflicts between the two countries “shall not be resolved by military force but by peaceful means.”|
|1998||Google is founded by Stanford University students Larry Page and Sergey Brin.|
13. WHY DO WE SAY "ON LINE" FOR COMPUTER THINGS?In the early days of computing, when one machine needed to communicate with another, they had to be attached with a physical cord or "line." Processes that could be completed without this communication were "off line."
10. WHY DO WE CALL IT A MESSAGE "BOARD"?Before the internet, when people wanted to make an announcement or share information they would put it on a piece of paper and attach it to a board mounted in a public location where many people would see it.
Siri was developed based on recording sessions Susan did with another company. Susan had done a lot of interactive voice response work (the voice on the phone that tells you to press 1 for English) and thought she was just doing more. "The recordings were done for a text-to-speech company starting in 2005. Apple got all their Siri voices from this company, but they came in after the fact. We had no contracts with Apple."
"I had really ambivalent feelings. I was flattered to be chosen to basically be the voice of Apple in North America, but having been chosen without my knowledge was strange. Especially since my voice was on millions and millions of devices."
"There were Siris all over the world because, for instance, I don't speak Thai or Japanese. They had to have native speakers. And all of the original Siris weren't paid for the usage. We were paid for the original recording sessions, but we weren't paid for being on all those phones. Which is a pretty big issue for us. I know there was one person who ended up getting fired from another job because he was working for a company that considered Apple a competitor. His voice was on the iPhone, and he lost a job because of it."