Star Wars opens - May 25, 1977
On this day in 1977, Memorial Day weekend opens with an intergalactic bang as the first of George Lucas' blockbuster Star Wars movies hits American theaters.
The Real History That Inspired “Star Wars”
Filmmaker George Lucas may have set “Star Wars” in a galaxy far, far away, but real-life characters and events from this planet’s history inspired his creation of the sci-fi saga. As “Star Wars: The F...
The Darth Vader Yule Log
Tired of the same old yule log? Have you memorized every pop, crack and sizzle. Then you'll appreciate the newest version of the yule log, especially if you're among the 7 billion or so people plannin...
Star Wars Audition Tapes Feature A Very Different Original Trilogy Cast
It’s almost impossible to imagine the original Star Wars with anyone but Harrison Ford as Han Solo, or Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker. But long, long ago, these roles were up for grabs — and Kurt Russe...
NASA's Latest Crew Of Astronauts Think They're Jedi Knights
The crew for NASA's Expedition 45 won't be all together on the International Space Station until their Soyuz docks in September, but that hasn't stopped them releasing their official poster. I can't q...
Star Wars
This is my tribute to the awesome battle droids of star wars. I think is the best video I've made so far. I used clips from episodes I and III. Some music is...
List of Middle-earth Elves
In J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium, Elves are one of the races that inhabit a fictional Earth, often called Middle-earth, and set in the remote past. They appear in The Hobbit and in The Lord of the Ri...
Cracklin' Oat Bran
Cracklin' Oat Bran is a breakfast cereal introduced in 1977 by Kellogg's. The cereal is made of oat bran flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg, and held together by brown sugar in the form of a rectangl...
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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
The Empire Strikes Back (also known as Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back) is a 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner and produced by Gary Kurtz. Leigh Brackett an...
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Object-Z
Object-Z is an object-oriented extension to the Z notation developed at the University of Queensland, Australia.Object-Z extends Z by the addition of language constructs resembling the object-oriented...
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XMODEM
XMODEM is a simple file transfer protocol developed as a quick hack by Ward Christensen for use in his 1977 MODEM.ASM terminal program. It allowed users to transmit files between their computers when ...
Black Panther (comics)
The Black Panther (T'Challa) is a fictional character, a superhero that appears in publications by Marvel Comics. Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and penciller-co-plotter Jack Kirby, he first appear...
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Billy Beer
Billy Beer was a beer first made in the United States of America in July 1977, by the Falls City Brewing Company. It was promoted by Billy Carter, the younger brother of then-President Jimmy Carter. ...
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Bally Astrocade
The Astrocade is a second generation home video game console and simple computer system designed by a team at Midway, which back then, was the videogame division of Bally. It was marketed only for a l...
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Apple II
The Apple II (styled as apple ][) is an 8-bit home computer, one of the first highly successful mass-produced microcomputer products, designed primarily by Steve Wozniak, manufactured by Apple Compute...
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Voyager 1
Voyager 1 is a 722-kilogram (1,592 lb) space probe launched by NASA on September 5, 1977, to study the outer Solar System. Operating for 37 years, 6 months and 10 days ...
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List of VAX computers
From the mid-1970s to the late 1980s, Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) produced a wide range of computer systems under the VAX brand, all based on various implementations of the DEC proprietary pro...
List of VAX computers - Wikipedia
Jean-Raymond Abrial
Jean-Raymond Abrial (born 1938) is a French computer scientist and inventor of the Z and B formal methods.J.-R. Abrial is the father of the Z notation (typically used for formal specification of softw...
Cadfael
Brother Cadfael is the main fictional character in a series of historical murder mysteries written between 1977 and 1994 by the linguist-scholar Edith Pargeter under the name "Ellis Peters". The chara...
Gay Bob
Gay Bob is a doll created in 1977 and billed as the world's first openly gay doll. Bob was created by former advertising executive Harvey Rosenberg and marketed through his company, Gizmo Development....
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