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IBM 701: Defense Calculator

May 21st, 1952 IBM 701 Defense Calculator has been announced. It costed USD12K-20K/month for 40-hour shifts, and was sold to 18 customers including universities, NSA, aircraft companies and army.

The Earth didn't go around the Sun 405 years ago

On the same day, 405 years ago, in 1616, Galileo Galilei got into trouble with the Inquisition and got formally banned by the Church for teaching heliocentrism.