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Birthdays

August 13, 2011

IBM PC 1981

The personal computer turns 30. IBM’s PC was introduced in August 1981.

Fidel Castro turns 85 today. There was a big party in Havana but el comandante wasn’t there.

It’s 50 years since the birth of the Berlin Wall (Antifaschistischer Schutzwall or “Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart”) and most of it missed the party, too.

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