6 May – Apple Unveils First Gen iMac 6th of May 1998


On this day – May 6th, 1998, Steve Jobs of Apple Computer Inc unveiled the first ever iMac (it had only 32 MB RAM. Yes, MB, not GB). It would change the computer industry and give the PC some competition.

This helped transform Apple from a struggling firm to one of the preeminent technology behemoths in the world.

This is what Apple’s CEO Tim Cook tweeted on 6 May 2018, on the 20th anniversary of the iMac.

Other notable history events for 6th of May:

1840 World’s first adhesive postage stamp, the “Penny Black”, is first used in Great Britain

1851 Dr John Gorrie patents a “refrigeration machine”

1937 – The German airship Hindenburg crashed and exploded in Lakehurst, New Jersey. 36 people (of the 97 onboard) were killed.

1962 – The first nuclear warhead was test-fired from the Polaris submarine (Pacific Ocean).

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